Punjab National Bank reports fraud of USA $1771.69mn, stock drops 9%

Punjab National Bank reports fraud of USA $1771.69mn, stock drops 9%

Punjab National Bank reports fraud of USA $1771.69mn, stock drops 9%

As the news broke, the PNB stock took a beating and was down close to 7% at 12:15pm on Wednesday (Feb. 14).

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Punjab National Bank has detected fraudulent transactions amounting to more than $1.77 billion involving billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, his wife, brother and partners.

Punjab National Bank reports fraud of USA $1771.69mn, stock drops 9%

Meanwhile, PNB has suspended 10 officials in connection with jewellery designer Nirav Modi fraud case.

Another fraud has hit a major PSU bank.

Mumbai: Punjab National bank, India's second-largest government bank, reported today that $1.8 billion or over Rs 11,000 crore of taxpayers' money had been illegally transferred overseas to select customers from a single branch in Mumbai.

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Modi had previously come under the CBI's radar after the agency launched an investigation into accusations that he and others defrauded PNB of Rs 280 crore.

At 10:49 AM, the shares of third largest lender in the company touched day's low of 152.55 on NSE.

Earlier, PNB said the fraudulent transactions were for the "benefit of [a] few select account holders with their apparent connivance".

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"In the Bank these transactions are contingent in nature and liability arising out of these on the Bank shall be decided based on the law and genuineness of underlying transactions", the statement added.

"All the officials are of the same branch". Shetty and another official Manoj Kharat were reportedly the ones who issued the Letters of Understanding to Modi and his colleagues. The report did not specify if the latest revelation was related to the same case. This is the part of non-performing asset reforms agenda. Cleaning of banks is the top priority of the government, and it directed all the banks on NPA clean up to help honest borrowers avail loans. This is a one-time cleaning exercise. "Whatever it takes, whatever is required, we will do that", he told the media.

One of India's biggest banks rattled investors Wednesday by announcing the discovery of $1.8 billion of fraudulent activity at one of its branches.

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