PNB Fraud Case: Vipul Chitalia, Arrested

CBI has arrested Vipul Chitalia, VP (Banking operations), Gitanjali group of Companies. He was questioned in the ongoing investigation of the PNB fraud  case. It is alleged that he was responsible for handling the unauthorised LOUs  & FLCs and maintaining contact with the bank officials. He allegedly escaped to Dubai with Mehul Choksi in the first week of January before the matter was reported to CBI. He returned to India today when he was detained.
He was produced in the court today and  remanded to police custody till 17th of this month.
In addition, Gokulnath Shetty, then Dy Manager (Retd ) who was in Judicial Custody has now been arrested in Gitanjali group case and remanded to police custody till 15th of this month.
In addition to above,
CBI has  also questioned 4 PNB Treasury officers including GM and AGM rank officers.
Further investigation  is on. Meanwhile, in reply to a CBI query, which was sent to Nirav through e-mailed asking him to appear before CBI, Nirav has said that he was busy in business and hence unable to come to India for the same. In another development,a non bailable warrant has been issued against Nirav into the case. In yet another development, 29 properties of Nirav have been attached by income tax department.



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