Subrata Roy Sahara was questioned by the Securities and Exchange Board of India on Wednesday. SEBI questioned three other directors of the Sahara group.
Subrata Roy Sahara was questioned by SEBI.
MUMBAI: On last Wednesday, the Securities Exchange Board of India questioned Subrata Roy Sahara and three other directors. Though the main thrust of the questioning was to find out the details of Sahara assets, no information is out yet.
Sahara chief and the other directors have presented the details of their personal assets. A Sahara Group press statement which was released after the SEBI questioning said that Subrata Roy Sahara has only Rs.3 Cr worth personal assets.
Earlier the market regulator had warned that they would sell the seized Sahara properties if the Sahara Chief and the directors did not appear in front of them on April 10.
The seized properties include Aamby Valley, a posh project near Pune, and some land parcels in Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai.
Ashok Roy Choudhary, Ravi Shanker Dubey and Vandana Bhargava, the three other directors of Sahara Group, were also questioned. Continue reading →
Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy invited Securities and Exchange Board of India executives for an open debate. Mr. Roy said that the debate could be a live- telecast.
Sahara challenges SEBI, invites for a televised debate
The dispute between Securities and Exchange Board of India and Sahara Group dates back to 2008. The issue began when two subsidiary firms of Sahara Group sold convertible bonds worth $3 billion. Nearly 30 million small investors bought the bonds.
Both Sahara India Real Estate Corporation and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation were alleged to break the codes of conduct of SEBI. The firms’ sale of convertible bonds was termed illegal.
The market regulator claimed that the sale was against the public interest and their norms. SEBI further called it as an entirely ‘private placement.’
Additionally SEBI found out that many ‘illegalities’ crept into the deal. So the regulator ordered the firms to submit the entire list of the investors. Further they ordered the firms to repay the amount to the investors. Once the Sahara failed to comply with the order, it ordered seizure of its properties. Continue reading →
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) urged the public not to enter into any dealings with two firms of Sahara Group whose properties are attached by SEBI.
SEBI shows ‘danger sign’ to the investors against their dealings with Sahara.
On February 13, the Securities and Exchange Board of India ordered the attachment of all movable and immovable properties of Sahara India Real Estate Corp Ltd and Sahara Housing Investment Corp Ltd. Along with the attachment of properties of these firms, the properties of their three promoters and directors also were attached by SEBI, the Market Regulator.
SEBI froze the projects of both the Sahara firms as they failed to comply with the Supreme Court order. In 2012 August, SC had ordered these firms to repay over Rs.24000 Cr to the OFCD investors. Additionally the SC had empowered the Market regulator to seize the property of these forms in case if these firms failed to pay the amount within the prescribed time. Continue reading →