SAT lowers penalty against Shraddha Stock Broking to Rs 3 lakh
Shraddha Stock Broking had allegedly indulged in self-trades in shares of Bhansali Engineering Polymers which were in the nature of cross trades with entities of MKJ group.
The stock broker had taken large amounts of interest-free loan from these entities for trading in the scrip and is said to have made a profit in the deal, Sebi had alleged.
However, in its order dated December 3, SAT while upholding the findings by Sebi, said no action has been initiated by the regulator against the counter parties (MKJ Group) who provided finance to Shraddha Stock Broking for entering into the trades in question.
"In a way, culpability of the counter parties (MKJ Group) of the appellant who provided the finance is more as compared to the culpability of the appellant (Shraddha Stock Broking) ," SAT said.
The case relates to a probe by Sebi in shares of Bhansali Engineering Polymers during May 12 and October 8, 2003.
Sebi said it had found that the counter's volumes were fluctuating sharply and the scrip was touching the upper circuit limit regularly.
The investigation report revealed, Sebi said, that two trading members namely, TCP Stock Brokers and KCG Investment and Finance had highest concentration of 25.13 per cent and 18.41 per cent respectively in gross purchase at the counter.
Shraddha Stock Broking was a major
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