Divest powers of accused: Finance Ministry directs PNB, Allahabad bank

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The Finance Ministry has directed directors of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Allahabad bank to divest all the powers of those who are accused in PNB Scam case after the CBI filed charge-sheet in Rs 13,000 crore scam on Monday.

Rajiv Kumar, Secretary, Dept Financial Services (DFS) told media-persons, "PNB board meeting is underway, they will announce the action taken after the meeting. " "We have initiated the removal of 3 board level officers, 2 ED officers of Punjab National Bank and 1 MD of Allahabad Bank," Rajiv Kumar said. "Allahabad Bank will call a board meeting and then decide to divest the power of Chief Managing Director (CMD) named in CBI charge sheet," he added.

The charge-sheet against absconding accused Nirav Modi, former MD and CEO of PNB Usha Ananthasubramanian and several others in the over Rs 13,000 crore PNB scam. The charge-sheet was filed in a Mumbai court just before the 90-day period to file charges against those arrested ends. Following this, the accused will not be able to seek bail.

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