Sebi orders freezing of bank accounts of Sahara chairman Subrata Roy

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    New Delhi: Taking stern actions against Sahara in the high-profile investor refund case involving over Rs.24,000 crore, market regulator Sebi today ordered freezing of bank accounts and attachment of all properties of two group firms and top executives, including Subrata Roy.

    Sebi's action follows directions from the Supreme Court, which had said last week that the market regulator was free tofreeze accounts and attach properties if Sahara group firms were not depositing the money with it for refund to investors.

    Passing two separate orders against Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Ltd (SHICL) and Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd (SIRECL), Sebi said that the two companies had raised Rs.6,380 crore and Rs.19,400 crore respectively from bondholders and "various illegalities" were committed in raising of these funds.

    The Supreme Court in August last year had asked Sahara group firms to refund the money with 15 per cent interest and had asked Sebi to facilitate the refund.

    However, the group in December, 2012 was allowed to pay the money in three instalments, including an immediate payment of Rs.5,120 crore, followed by an installment of Rs.10,000 crore in the first week of January and remainder by the first week of February 2012.

    In its orders passed today, Sebi said that neither of the two instalments was paid and therefore it is constrained to take necessary action as per the Supreme Court orders.

    With regard to the payment of Rs.5,120 crore also, Saharas have claimed that only Rs.2620 crore remained to be refunded to investors and it has already paid Rs.19,400 crore to the bondholders.

    The properties being attached by Sebi include the land owned by Sahara group firm Aamby Valley Ltd, which has set up a resort village near Pune, development rights of land at prime locations in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and various other places across the country.

    Besides, Sebi has also ordered attachment of equity shares held in Aamby Valley Ltd, units of mutual funds, bank and demat accounts and investments in all the branches of all banks. Sebi has asked all the banks to transfer the amounts lying in those accounts to its Sebi-Sahara Refund Account.

    With regard to Subrata Roy and three other directors, namely Vandana Bhargava, Ravi Shanker Dubey and Ashok Roy Choudhary, Sebi ordered freezing of all bank and demat accounts of these four persons, as also attachment of all moveable and immoveable properties in their name with immediate effect.

    Sebi directed them to furnish details of all moveable and immoveable properties in their name within 21 days, pending which they can not alienate, dispose or encumber any of their assets.

    The regulator said it is seeking attachment of all other movable and immoveable properties owned and/or held by the two companies SIRECL with immediate effect and asked them not to "alienate, dispose or in any manner encumber the same".

    Sebi also directed the two firms to furnish details of any other investments within 21 days and restrained them with immediate effect from operating their bank and demat accounts and from withdrawing of any investments.

    The two companies have also been asked to deposit cash, bank balances and fixed deposits in their names to Sebi and have also been barred from transferring any shares held by them.

    Sebi said it has informed RBI and Enforcement Directorate as well regarding its actions against Sahara group firms.

    The assets being attached include investments of SIRECL and SHICL in group companies, special purpose vehicles and partnership firms and the necessary orders for sale of all attached properties would be passed in due course after getting their full particulars, Sebi said.

    Sahara: Sebi orders freezing of bank accounts of Subrata Roy, two group firms - NDTVProfit.com
     
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    Sebi freezes Sahara’s accounts, attaches Subrata Roy’s properties

    Mumbai: Taking stern action against Sahara in the high-profile investor refund case involving over Rs 24,000 crore, market regulator Sebi today ordered freezing of bank accounts and attachment of all properties of two group firms and top executives, including Subrata Roy.

    Sebi’s action follows directions from the Supreme Court, which had said last week that the market regulator was free to freeze accounts and attach properties if Sahara group firms were not depositing the money with it for refund to investors.

    Passing two separate orders against Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Ltd (SHICL) and Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd (SIRECL), Sebi said that the two companies had raised Rs 6,380 crore and Rs 19,400 crore respectively from bondholders and “various illegalities” were committed in raising of these funds.


    Sebi today ordered freezing of bank accounts and attachment of all properties of two group firms and top executives, including Subrata Roy.

    The Supreme Court in August last year had asked Sahara group firms to refund the money with 15 per cent interest and had asked Sebi to facilitate the refund.

    However, the group in December, 2012 was allowed to pay the money in three instalments, including an immediate payment of Rs 5,120 crore, followed by an installment of Rs 10,000 crore in the first week of January and remainder by the first week of February 2012.

    In its orders passed today, Sebi said that neither of the two instalments was paid and therefore it is constrained to take necessary action as per the Supreme Court orders.

    With regard to the payment of Rs 5,120 crore also, Saharas have claimed that only Rs 2620 crore remained to be refunded to investors and it has already paid Rs 19,400 crore to the bondholders.

    The properties being attached by Sebi include the land owned by Sahara group firm Aamby Valley Ltd, which has set up a resort village near Pune, development rights of land at prime locations in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and various other places across the country.

    Besides, Sebi has also ordered attachment of equity shares held in Aamby Valley Ltd, units of mutual funds, bank and demat accounts and investments in all the branches of all banks. Sebi has asked all the banks to transfer the amounts lying in those accounts to its Sebi-Sahara Refund Account.

    With regard to Subrata Roy and three other directors, namely Vandana Bhargava, Ravi Shanker Dubey and Ashok Roy Choudhary, Sebi ordered freezing of all bank and demat accounts of these four persons, as also attachment of all moveable and immoveable properties in their name with immediate effect.

    Sebi directed them to furnish details of all moveable and immoveable properties in their name within 21 days, pending which they can not alienate, dispose or encumber any of their assets.

    The regulator said it is seeking attachment of all other movable and immoveable properties owned and/or held by the two companies SIRECL with immediate effect and asked them not to “alienate, dispose or in any manner encumber the same”.

    Sebi also directed the two firms to furnish details of any other investments within 21 days and restrained them with immediate effect from operating their bank and demat accounts and from withdrawing of any investments.

    The two companies have also been asked to deposit cash, bank balances and fixed deposits in their names to Sebi and have also been barred from transferring any shares held by them.

    Sebi said it has informed RBI and Enforcement Directorate as well regarding its actions against Sahara group firms.

    The assets being attached include investments of SIRECL and SHICL in group companies, special purpose vehicles and partnership firms and the necessary orders for sale of all attached properties would be passed in due course after getting their full particulars, Sebi said.


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    Re: Sebi orders freezing of bank accounts of Sahara chairman Subrata R

    Subrato Roy always came across a shady character to me. I think he owns much of the Lucknow's real estate.
     
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    his sponsorship of Indian cricket team should also be cancel. Iam fed up looking sahara logo on their shirt. looks like name of orphanage:pound::pound:
     
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    Nothing will happen to them. They are the swiss bank of our politicians in India. did it ever occur to you that whenever a defense deal was done, they went and procured a very high priced property in that nation. Who paid for that purchase and why such a timing of those deals? Sahara has not been able to locate most of its investors. I don't know why ordinary Indians do not come across people who invest money in their schemes and than die without a trace with no trace of even the successors. No one comes forward to make a claim for that money. is it possible? Can any member tell me that his/her investments are not known to their family memebers and even if hidden, how can an investment be done without the name and address of next of kin?
    Sahara does it and they have millions of such investors. Is it not wonderful?
     
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    black money comes in circulation, good for economy :nod:
     
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    Isn't subroto close to mulayam?? Is this some shadow cong-sp turf war wherein congress is tightening the cap on sp fund providers with elections coming??
     
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    Re: Sebi orders freezing of bank accounts of Sahara chairman Subrata R

    He will now be a real Sahara desert!

    Rags to Riches to Rags.

    What goes up, always also come down!

    Poor chap!
     
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    Re: Sebi orders freezing of bank accounts of Sahara chairman Subrata R

    It is very important to note that almost all the politicians are avoiding this issue with a large barge pole. They do not want this issue to be in the limelight. It is rumored that politicians cutting across party lines have invested their black money with Sahara Shri.

    About 7-8 years back Subroto Roy heard that he was going to be raided by a joint IT/CBI team, the very next day all major newspapers carried an advertisement from Sahara listing major political leaders from Congress, BJP,NCP, JD, SP and BSP as being investors in the fund. The raid never happened.

    In fact SEBI has also been pussyfooting in the implementation of the court order. It was only after the SC threatened them with contempt did SEBI go ahead with the sealing of the bank accounts.
     

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