Sebi slaps Rs 1 lakh fine on Ansal Properties promoter Pranav Ansal

Press Trust of India Posted online: Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : Market regulator Sebi today imposed Rs 1 lakh penalty on Ansal Properties & Infrastructure Ltd promoter-director Pranav Ansal for failing to disclose his shareholding in the company to stock exchanges.

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has slapped the penalty on Ansal as he had failed to disclose to stock exchanges, BSE and NSE, that his shareholding in Ansal Properties had fallen for the quarter ending September 2012.

The regulator said it is imposing "a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on the noticee, namely Pranav Ansal".

Capital raised

Based on its findings Sebi concluded that Ansal "has not complied" with the norms "by failing to disclose the change in his shareholding in APIL (Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd".

Sebi observed that Ansal held one crore shares of Ansal Properties amounting to 6.36 per cent stake as on the quarter ending June 2012. However, his stake in the company reduced to 4.99 per cent or 78.54 lakh shares as of quarter ended September 2012.

It was found that Pranav Ansal had failed to disclose the said reduction in his shareholding in Ansal Properties to BSE and NSE as stipulated under the norms.

As per regulation, directors and promoters of a company are obligated to make disclosures regarding change in shareholding exceeding Rs 5 lakh in value or 25,000 shares or 1 per cent of total shareholding or voting rights, whichever is lower.

Sebi noted that Ansal's holding had reduced by 21.59 lakh shares representing 1.37 per cent stake.