proper’ tag, then the company would have to sell its 26% stake in MCX. The three individuals would also not be able to hold any position in a commodity futures exchange.
Sources, meanwhile, add that the entities in their respective responses to the FMC have challenged the jurisdiction of the regulator for issuing the SCN while ignoring some of the factual observations made in the notice. The regulator gave all the entities an opportunity for a personal hearing on Tuesday, wherein it is believed that they also challenged some of the findings of the forensic audit report prepared by Grant Thornton.
Another defaulter questioned
The Mumbai police have questioned Balbir Singh, promoter of LOIL group of companies, which, according to NSEL, owes more than R750 crore to the spot bourse. According to a senior official from EOW, Singh was questioned and his books of accounts examined. The police have already arrested the directors of two other defaulting firms — NK Proteins and Lotus Refineries. According to NSEL statements, LOIL Overseas Foods owed R93 crore, LOIL Health Foods R298 crore and LOIL Continental Foods R366 crore to the exchange. Cops have also identified nearly 166 properties of defaulters to be attached in the case. Around 100 properties have already been attached. Around 12 properties across cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi belonging to
NK Proteins — the largest defaulter — have also been attached. FE Bureau