Trouble is mounting for audit firms as the ED issued summons to senior executives of Deloitte Haskins and Sells in connection with the ongoing money laundering probe against IL&FS.
Agency's charge sheet suggests regulator should conduct internal inquiry and take appropriate action
SFIO, in its chargesheet has exposed deep nexus between the auditors and other business companies to defraud the company
Launching a massive crackdown on perpetrators of IL&FS scams the SFIO has charged the erstwhile top management members of the group's financial subsidiary IFIN for forming a coiterie
Sivasankaran, nine IFIN ex-directors and auditors accused of hiding info, falsifying accounts. SFIO also accuses auditors BSR & Co LLP and Deloitte Haskins &Sells LLP, along with others of concealing information and falsifying accounts. SFIO said loans were given to Siva Group without adequate collateral.
IL&FS is looking to sell its non-core real estate assets, including its headquarters, which could help the infrastructure group raise Rs 5000-6000 crore as it tries to reduce debt or improve liquidity
SFIO has recommended that RBI probe officials in the department supervising NBFC for not having acted on IFIN despite RBI inspection finding major discrepancies in its books as early as 2014
MCA and IL&FS Board are investigating why concerns raised by junior analyst at a rating agency about the financial irregularities at the infrastructure financier were ignored by the top management at the creditworthiness evaluator
In what may be the first step by IL&FS towards resolution of its debt concerns, the company may soon begin servicing debt of 13 group (amber) companies. These companies have an outstanding debt of over Rs 16000 crore.
How did the auditors fail to see the crisis that had been brewing in the company for several years? Every time there is a corporate crisis, the audit firms and the auditors are the first ones to be blamed.