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20 PNB Officials Transferred in PNB Scam Case

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20 officials of Punjab National bank were transferred in connection with the PNB fraud case, including the investigating officer probing the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, involving fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi of the Gitanjali group.

According to an official order, SK Nair, who was investigating the case against Nirav Modi and Choksi, was transferred to ACB Mumbai.

Nair has been replaced by A Saravanan, a superintendent of police from Chennai, who was probing the anti-Sterlite protests firing case in Tamil Nadu in which 13 people were killed.

Saravanan will continue to investigate anti-Sterlite protests case.

The order also said the officers who have been specially directed by their names to supervise, investigate or enquire into any case or matter by any constitutional court, shall continue to do so.

Prem Gautam, posted in the Special Unit of the CBI which does internal snooping on officers as a vigilance measure, has been relieved from the position. He will continue to probe economic offences and will also handle additional charge of the Deputy Director (Personnel), it said.

Gautam will be replaced by Ram Gopal, who has been transferred from the Special Crime branch in Chandigarh.

Interim CBI Director Nageswara Rao has also transferred Vivek Priyadarshi, the investigation officer of the 2G scam case. Priyadarshi, posted in the Anti-Corruption Branch in Delhi, has been transferred to Chandigarth.

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