सहारा समूह की मुश्किल कम होती नहीं दिख रही है. अभी तक सेबी और सुप्रीम कोर्ट से लगातार झटका खाते जा रहे समूह के खिलाफ अब इनवेस्टरों ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट का दरवाजा खटखटाया है. पिछले दिनों ही सेबी ने सहारा के सौ से ज्यादा खाते सीज करने के साथ कई लोगों की संपत्तियों को कुर्क करने का आदेश दिया है. दिल्ली के रहने वाले रोशन लाल मौर्या और कुछ अन्य लोगों ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट में आवेदन देकर सहारा से पूरा धन एवं बकाया वापव दिलाने का निवेदन किया है.
सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने इस मामले में पहली सुनवाई की तारीख 25 फरवरी तय किया है. यानी इस मामले की सुनवाई सोमवार को की जाएगी. नीचे टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया में प्रकाशित खबर.
Delhi resident moves SC against Sahara group
MUMBAI : The ensuing fierce legal battle between Sahara India Pariwar and market regulator Sebi has taken an interesting turn with a Delhi resident, who claims to be one of the original investors in two Sahara group companies, has moved the Supreme Court for directions to redeem his investments and pay him back his dues.
This is the first time that any investor in any of the two Sahara group companies—Sahara India Real Estate Corp (SIRECL) and Sahara Housing Investment Corp (SHICL)—which have been directed by the apex court to deposit about Rs 25,000 crore to the market regulator, has come forward to claim his dues.
As per data provided by Sahara to the court earlier, there were about 3 crore investors in the two companies together, but a majority of those have already been paid back. The group also claims to have deposited Rs 5,120 crore with marker regulator Sebi as the money which was due to its investors in the two companies, and also all the documents relating to such investments.
Finance sector veterans said that in case the SC allows them to claim money from these two companies, there is a high chance of more and more investors would actually go to Sebi with identical claims, since all the documents and money are now with the regulator.
When contacted, a Sebi official declined to comment on the development. Sahara group officials too declined comment. According to documents with ToI, Roshan Lal Maurya and some other people have filed the application with SC, praying the the courts direct Sahara "to forthwith refund the amounts with interest to the applicants locally at the door steps of the investors at the earliest or such time as the honourable court deems fit." The court has fixed Monday, February 25 as the first day of hearing.
In the application to the court, Maurya said they were investors in the optionally fully convertible debentures (OFCDs), named Abode Bond, Real Estate Bond and Nirman Bond of SIRECL and /or Housing Bond, Income Bond and Multiple Bond of SHICL. Now as per the SC order of August 2012, all the investments in these two companies were to be transferred to Sebi for refund to investors. Since the court had not specified any terms and conditions for refund of money to investors by the regulator, Maurya and others have now moved the apex court for directions on the same.