GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
2-min read

Nirav Modi Scam: ICAI Sends Notices to Statutory Auditors of Brady House Branch

The chartered accountants' apex body has made a list of the statutory auditors of the Brady House branch during 2011-12 to 2016-17, and asked them to appear before its Board of Discipline. Statutory auditors are members of ICAI and are governed by the apex body.

PTI

Updated:April 15, 2018, 5:04 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Nirav Modi Scam: ICAI Sends Notices to Statutory Auditors of Brady House Branch
File photo of Nirav Modi.
Loading...
Mumbai: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has sent notices to all statutory auditors of Punjab National Bank's Brady House branch, where the over Rs 13,000 crore scam involving Nirav Modi took place, to appear before its disciplinary board.

The chartered accountants' apex body has made a list of the statutory auditors of the Brady House branch during 2011-12 to 2016-17, and asked them to appear before its Board of Discipline. Statutory auditors are members of ICAI and are governed by the apex body.

"ICAI has issued notices to statutory auditors of the Brady House branch under the Chartered Account Act, 1949, to appear before Board of Discipline and offer an explanation," ICAI member S B Zaware told PTI.

Eight statutory auditors, who had audited the lender's Brady House branch in Mumbai during that period, have been issued notices.

This is a primary investigation and the board wants to ascertain whether the auditors were at fault.

"At this point, we cannot say that statutory auditors are guilty. After the auditors appear before the Board and answer questions, is when we will be able to determine their role in the fraud, if any," Zaware added.

In February, this year, the second largest public sector bank PNB had detected fraudulent transactions at the Brady House branch.

The biggest ever banking fraud of more than Rs 13,000 crore was allegedly committed by billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in connivance with some PNB officials.

Following the disclosure of the fraud by PNB, ICAI had formed a high-level group to study systemic issues involved in the scam. The group, after completion of its study, will also suggest remedial measures for strengthening the banking system.

Zaware said the 10-member group had to seek government's intervention after PNB refused to co-operate with the panel in providing information required to complete its report.

PNB was issued a letter by Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Ministry of Finance to disclose information to the group.

The high-powered group, however, is yet to get information from the bank, Zaware, who is also the convenor of the committee, said.

In its preliminary conclusions, based on available information, the panel found out all possible lapses on part of the lender.

Lapses in corporate governance and concurrent audit work as well as failure to take sufficient precautionary measures are among the factors flagged by the high-level panel.

The fraud is being investigated by multiple agencies, including CBI, SFIO and ED.
| Edited by: Bijaya Das
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Most Active
Company Price Change %Gain
Kotak Mahindra 1,217.70 -3.05
Yes Bank 181.65 0.72
ICICI Bank 359.40 2.13
Vedanta 207.35 2.85
Maruti Suzuki 7,727.50 0.85
Company Price Change %Gain
Yes Bank 181.60 0.69
Tata Motors 174.40 4.49
Kotak Mahindra 1,219.70 -2.83
Maruti Suzuki 7,735.00 1.06
Vedanta 207.60 3.18
Top Gainers
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Motors 174.30 4.40
Power Grid Corp 192.55 3.69
Vedanta 207.50 2.93
ICICI Bank 359.50 2.16
Wipro 340.25 2.15
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Motors 174.35 4.46
Power Grid Corp 192.20 3.61
Vedanta 207.50 3.13
Wipro 340.40 2.19
ICICI Bank 359.00 1.96
Top Losers
Company Price Change %Gain
Kotak Mahindra 1,218.00 -3.02
Indiabulls Hsg 777.25 -1.97
Bajaj Finserv 6,051.25 -2.05
Infosys 696.50 -1.35
Hero Motocorp 3,285.15 -0.89
Company Price Change %Gain
Kotak Mahindra 1,218.70 -2.91
Infosys 696.00 -1.36
Hero Motocorp 3,283.70 -0.90
Bharti Airtel 316.60 -0.69
SBI 287.40 -0.61

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results