PNB posts net loss of Rs 13,417 crore for Q4

The gross non-performing assets (NPA) of the company stood at 18.38 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 compared to 12.53 per cent during the corresponding quarter in 2016-17.

IANS
Mumbai, Publish Date: May 16 2018 12:20AM | Updated Date: May 16 2018 12:20AM
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The multi-crore fraud hit Punjab National Bank posted a net loss of Rs 13,417 crore for the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2017-18, a regulatory filing by the company on the BSE stated on Tuesday.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 262 crore for the corresponding quarter in 2016-17.

The gross non-performing assets (NPA) of the company stood at 18.38 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 compared to 12.53 per cent during the corresponding quarter in 2016-17.

The bank has made provisions and contingencies worth Rs 20,353.10 crore for the fourth quarter while it was Rs 4,466.68 crore for the October-December quarter of 2017-18.

Regarding the multi-crore fraud that came to light under the Q4, the bank said: "The fraud is under investigation by various central investigating agencies."

The CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against Allahabad Bank MD and CEO UshaAnanthasubramanian and 21 others, including 11 bank officials, in the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case in which diamantaireNiravModi and his uncle MehulChoksi were allegedly involved.

The agency also named PNB Executive Directors K.V. Brahmaji Rao and SanjivSharan, and General Managers NehalAhad (who dealt in international operations) and Rajesh Jindal in its chargesheet filed in a special CBI court here.

CBI officials said the chargesheet names NiravModi and his brother Nishal in connection with the issuance of Letters of Undertaking totallingRs 6,498.20 crore during 2011-17.