Ruchi Soya Industries shares manipulation: Sebi bars 9 entities
The banned entities are Aventis Biofeeds, Navinya Multitrade, Shreyans Credit and Capital, Betul Minerals and Constructions, Betul Oil & Feeds, Sunmate Trade, Uni24 Techno Solutions, Vision Millennium Exports, and Moebius Credit and Capital.
In an interim order, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said these entities are "restrained from accessing the securities market and further prohibited from buying, selling or dealing in securities in any manner whatsoever, till further directions".
The order is based on the preliminary findings by Sebi. Sebi had received alerts regarding 'marking the close' in the scrip of Ruchi Soya for September 27, 2012.
'Marking the close' refers to the act of artificially impacting the closing price in cash market, which acts as the settlement price in derivative market.
Citing prima facie evidence, Sebi said these connected entities "indulged in 'marking the close' by moving the closing price of the scrip of Ruchi Soya in the cash market in an artificial, manipulative and unfair manner and thereby made unlawful gain on the long positions held by them in futures of the scrip".
Based on alerts, the regulator had examined the trading pattern in the scrip of Ruchi Soya for September 27 and noticed a significant movement in the price of the shares during the last half an hour of trading.
The price of the shares had gone up 26 per cent during the
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