The CBI has alleged that the firms controlled by diamond baron Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi had obtained fraudulent LoUs and letters of credit (LCs), worth over Rs 13,000 crore from the PNB in connivance with some officials of the bank.
Nirav Modi's firms allegedly defrauded the PNB of over Rs 6,500 crore, while Choksi's firms Rs 7,080 crore.
Key accused Gokulnath Shetty (former deputy General manager of PNB), Manoj Kharat (single window operator of PNB) Hemant Bhat (authorised signatory of Modi's company), Bechhu Tiwari (then chief manager in the Forex department of PNB), were produced in the court of Special CBI judge S R Tamboli today.
The court sent all of them in judicial custody.
The CBI has registered cases against Modi and his companies, and Choksi in connection with the PNB fraud.