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NSEL defaults again, pays Rs 11 cr against Rs 174.72 cr

Crisis-ridden bourse NSEL defaulted for the 12th straight time on Tuesday as it could pay only Rs 11 crore to investors against a scheduled payment amount of Rs 174.72 crore.

With Tuesday's pay-out, NSEL settled about Rs 220 crore against Rs 5,600 crore dues to 13,000 investors.

National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), which is engulfed in a Rs 5,600-crore payment crisis, had previously defaulted 11 times. On its seventh pay-out date, the bourse was unable to make any payment as its accounts were frozen by economic offences wing (EoW) of the Mumbai police. 'The total amount being disbursed today is Rs 11 crore,' the NSEL spokeperson said.

Mohan India Pvt Ltd has made a payment of Rs 11 crore to the exchange, while 23 of them have defaulted, according to the NSEL data.

NSEL had availed a bridge loan of Rs 177.23 crore from its promoter Financial Technologies (FTIL) to make payments on priority basis to small investors.

NSEL, promoted by Jignesh Shah-led FTIL, is facing the problem of settling Rs 5,600 crore dues to 148 members after it suspended trade on 31 July on the government direction.
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