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Public Lender Punjab National Bank Reports Rs 1,203 Crore Fraud by Sintex Industries

File Photo of Punjab National Bank (Image: Reuters)

File Photo of Punjab National Bank (Image: Reuters)

The fraud reporting pertains to the large corporate branch at Ahmedabad zonal office, the Punjab National Bank said in a regulatory filing.

Public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday declared its Rs 1,203.26 crore exposure to Sintex Industries Ltd as fraud. Pursuant to the applicable provisions of Sebi's Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements (LODR) and the bank's policy, "we inform reporting of borrowal fraud of Rs 1,203.26 crore in NPA account of Sintex Industries Ltd (SIL)," PNB said in a regulatory filing.

The fraud reporting pertains to the large corporate branch at Ahmedabad zonal office, it added. "The fraud of Rs 1,203.26 crore is being reported by bank to RBI in the accounts of the Company (SIL). Bank has already made provisions amounting to Rs 215.21 crore, as per prescribed prudential norms," it added.

PNB stock closed at Rs 28.55 apiece on BSE, down 1.72 per cent.


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