Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Charge sheet filed against former PNB official in Nirav Modi's case


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet in the Nirav Modi case against former Punjab National Bank Deputy Manager Gokul Nath Shetty and his wife in a disproportionate assets case. 

Shetty is accused of helping Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in the PNB scam worth over Rs 13,000 crore. CBI Shetty and Indian

His wife Asha Latha Shetty, a clerk in the bank, has been charged with corruption in the case of depositing assets worth Rs 4.28 crore during 2011-17. During this time Shetty was deputy manager at PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai, from where Modi Choksi was given a loan of Rs 13,700 crore.

The agency is investigating the relationship between Shetty and Modi-Choksi. The agency said that Shetty could not give satisfactory answers about the source of Rs 2.63 crore in total assets. This amount was 2.38 times more than all his sources of income.

A separate case was filed against Shetty and his wife in November 2018 in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The total income of the Shetty couple was 72.52 lakhs during the said six years, while they bought flats in Mumbai in the name of themselves and their family members.

In the recently filed charge sheet in the CBI special court, the CBI has said that the Shetty couple bought a flat of Rs 46.62 lakh in Goregaon, Mumbai.

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