Sebi extends Sahara deadline
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) had floated a tender in this regard on November 2 and had earlier asked the public sector banks and KRAs to submit their applications by November 22.
However, Sebi has now decided to extend the deadline for bid submission to December 21 and would open the technical bids on the same day.
Earlier, the technical bids were scheduled to be opened on November 22, while a pre-bid meeting was held by Sebi with the interested parties on November 7.
The selected 'In-Person Verification (IPV) Agency' would be mandated to interact "face-to-face" with all investors in the Sahara case to ascertain their genuineness. Sebi has been mandated by the Supreme Court to facilitate refund of about Rs 24,000 crore with 15 per cent interest to the bondholders of two Sahara group firms after ascertaining their genuineness.
In its order dated August 31, the Supreme Court had asked Sebi to ascertain the genuineness of an estimated three crore bondholders of OFCDs (Optionally Fully Convertible Debentures) of two Sahara group companies (Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Ltd and Sahara Real Estate Corporation Ltd) and thereafter facilitate refund of the money with the interest.
In this regard, Sebi has decided to carry out in-person verification of these bondholders, for which it is
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