Sebi fines 9 cos on investor complaint issue in FY'13 so far
As per the latest information with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the regulator has imposed a total monetary penalty of Rs 31.35 lakh so far in 2012-13.
These penalties have been imposed against nine companies for their alleged failure in resolving investor grievances.
The number of such companies in the current fiscal so far is higher than a total of five firms against whom penal action was taken by Sebi in the entire previous fiscal, 2011-12, and three in 2010-11.
However, the total penalties imposed in 2011-12 at Rs 53.30 lakh and Rs 43 lakh in 2010-11 are higher than those slapped by Sebi in 2012-13. The total penalty in 2010-11 had declined by Rs 10 lakh after Securities Appellate Tribunal lowered the penalty on one company, Kaleidoscope Films Ltd (formerly known as Gujarat Investment Castings Ltd) from Rs 17 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.
Sebi said it imposed these monetary penalties against the companies "through adjudication proceedings for their failure to redress investor grievances".
In the current fiscal, the regulator imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh each on Lohia Polyesters and Kanel Oil & Export Industries and Rs 10 lakh on Earnest Healthcare in November.
Prior to that, Sebi had imposed a fine of Rs five lakh against Gujarat Filaments and and Rs 10,000 on Gujarat Aqua Industries.
Earlier this fiscal, Sebi had slapped
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