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PNB-Nirav Modi Fraud case: Odisha man arrested


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Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a retired Internal Chief Auditor of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) Bishnubrata Mishra in connection with the alleged Rs 12,600 crore bank fraud involving jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi.

Mishra belongs to Baripada of Keonjhar district in Odisha. He was responsible for concurrent audit for the period 2011 to 2015 at PNB Brady House branch, CBI sources said.

A Mumbai court has remanded Mishra to CBI custody till 14th March in connection with its money laundering probe into the PNB scam.

The central investigating agency has reportedly recovered documents related to Letter of Undertaking (LoU) from a chawl in the city as it continued its searches in connection with the multi-crore PNB fraud case.

The CBI had filed the first FIR in the scam on February 14 against Nirav Modi, his wife Ami, brother Nishal, uncle Choksi and his firms Diamond R US, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamond.

Modi, his family and Choksi left the country in early January this year.