the records produced by Sahara firms.
Sebi further said in a public notice that it has been receiving "complaints from investors that they are being forced by Saharas/their agents/officials to switch-over their investments to other schemes in Sahara Group Companies like Sahara Q Shop Unique Products Range Ltd, Sahara Credit Cooporative Society Ltd, etc.
"Some investors have also complained that their investments have been switched over to the said schemes of Sahara Group Companies without their consent," Sebi said.
The regulator said that the act of any such person forcing the bondholders of SIRECL and SHCIL to switch over to other schemes of Sahara Group Companies "is not in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court".
Sebi has asked the bondholders to "hold on to the original documents relating to their investments in bonds and produce the same to Sebi when called for and not to yield to any pressure from any person, including Saharas or their agents for converting or switching over their existing investments in the bonds to any of their other schemes like Sahara Q-Shop."
The regulator has also asked investors to inform it about any pressure tactics in this regard.