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SAT asks Alchemist to submit investors’ details

Setting aside market regulator Sebi’s order, Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has granted two weeks to Alchemist Infra Realty to furnish details of investors to whom it has refunded the money.
However, if the company fails to furnish requisite particulars within stipulated time period, the order 
passed by Sebi last month “shall stand revived”, SAT said.

The matter pertains to Alchemist raising Rs 2,000 crore through public in violation of Sebi’s collective investment scheme norms. Alchemist claims to have paid Rs 1,127.06 crore to investors, out of Rs 1,916.39 crore refundable to them, by relying on bank statements, SAT said. The company counsel said the requisite particulars would be furnished within two weeks. 

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), through an order dated May 27, directed prosecution proceedings against Alchemist and its directors as well as attachment of their properties to recover the money.

In an order dated June 15, SAT said: “In the interest of justice, we set aside the impugned order dated May 27 this year, subject to payment of cost of Rs 1 lakh to be paid by appellant (Alchemist) to Sebi within a period of one week from today.” The tribunal has also directed the company to furnish registration number and address of the investors to whom the payments were made, as sought by Sebi, within two weeks.

“Appellant is further directed to furnish the particulars demanded by Sebi vide letters dated December 9, 2014, and March 20, 2015...within a period of two weeks from the order,” SAT noted.
“If the requisite particulars are furnished within the time stipulated herein, then the WTM (Whole Time Member) of Sebi shall verify the same and pass appropriate order on the application filed by the appellant in accordance with law, after giving an opportunity of hearing to the appellant. 
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