Sebi penalty on 5 entities upheld
In a common order issued against the five individuals, SAT has upheld Sebi's penalty of Rs 3.50 lakh each on – Bharat Shantilal Thakkar, Kishore Balubhai Chauhan, Hemant Madhusudan Sheth, Prem Mohanlal Parikh and Bhavesh P Pabari – for failing to appear before Sebi and provide the required information as per summons issued.
Further, SAT upheld the fine of Rs 3 lakh on Pabari, Rs 2 lakh each on Sheth and Parekh and and another Rs 1.50 lakh each on Thakkar and Chauhan for indulging in off market deals in scrip of Indo Pacific Software and Entertainment, a notification said.
SAT noted that the five entities were found to have entered into certain transactions which were " prima facie undesirable " and " for which no proper explanation was offered " by them, the notification added.
The matter relates to a probe in the trading in the scrip of Indo Pacific Software and Entertainment that is into providing software development, entertainment activities, among others.
The regulator found that 10 entities including the five individuals transferred/ received shares in off-market transactions in respect of 70.78 lakh scrips of the firm.
The entities were directed by Sebi to explain the circumstances leading to the off market transfers to which they submitted that the transactions were in the nature of repayment
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