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Sebi orders attachment of bank, demat accounts of Alchemist Holdings, 3 others

NEW DELHI: Markets regulator Sebi has ordered attachment of financial institution in addition to demat accounts of Alchemist Holdings and three people to recuperate traders cash to the tune of Rs 444.67 crore.

The restoration proceedings have been initiated towards the entities after they didn’t refund traders cash as directed by the Securities and Change Board of India (Sebi).

The regulator, in August 2015, had requested Alchemist Holdings and its administrators to refund traders cash. The corporate had mobilised Rs 444.67 crore via the issuance of redeemable desire shares to 4.26 lakh folks.

In an attachment discover on Thursday, Sebi has requested banks and depositories to not enable any debit from the accounts of Alchemist Holdings and three individuals– Brij Mohan Mahajan, Vikramaditya Singh and Chadra Shekhar Chauhan. Nevertheless, credit have been permitted.

Additional, the regulator has directed the banks to connect all accounts, together with lockers, held by them.

Sebi mentioned there may be robust apprehension that the defaulters could eliminate the securities within the Demat accounts or mutual funds folio and “realisation of the quantity due underneath the certificates would, in consequence, be delayed or obstructed.”

In a discover to all banks within the nation, the regulator ordered to “connect with fast impact… all accounts by no matter identify, together with lockers of the defaulters, held both singly or collectively with every other individual, in your financial institution”.

The regulator has additionally requested banks and depositories to supply particulars of all accounts held by defaulters, together with a duplicate of account statements for the previous 12 months. It has additionally sought full info of all mortgage accounts and advances.

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