SC monitor’s report flays Sahara non-cooperation
The capital market regulator is also understood to be concerned about Sahara’s ability to pay up the R40,000 crore given that the valuation of the group’s Aamby Valley property of R70,000 crore is way above Sebi’s estimate — obtained from an independent valuer — or just a fifth of that amount. Sahara needs to cough up the R40,000 crore by November 30.
Persons privy to the matter say Agrawal’s strongly-worded report will be presented to the Supreme Court on Friday along with the Sebi petition seeking the court’s intervention for a quick resolution. The apex court appointed Agrawal to oversee the compliance with its order in August.
“The report clearly says that Sahara is defying the Supreme Court order by delaying the process and stonewalling Sebi on every issue,” said a person familiar with the development. “The report adds that Sahara has not been cooperating with the regulator, which amounts to contempt of court,” he added.
Sebi, say sources, suspects Sahara is delaying the process to gain time to divert depositors from the two companies to some new scheme that would fund their latest initiative — Sahara Q Shop. Sebi has also decided that if money is kept under fake identities, the
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