Sahara Q Shop Under SFIO Lens; SEBI refunds Rs98.56 crore to 12,522 Investors of SIRECL, SHICL
Sahara group subsidiary Sahara Q Shop Unique Products Range Ltd is being probed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) following complaints by 744 people, the Lok Sabha was informed. Separately, market regulator SEBI has refunded Rs98.56 crore, including interest to over 12,500 investors, shows the reply in the lower house.
In a written reply, Pon Radhakrishnan, minister of state for finance, said, "The registrar of companies (ROC) office at Mumbai has received 744 complaints against Sahara Q Shop. As per the recommendation from the ROC, the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has ordered investigation into the affairs of the company to be conducted by SFIO vide order dated 31 October 2018."
Replying on a question whether investments in other Sahara group companies, like Sahara Q Shop are covered by the Supreme Court's 31 August 2012 order, the minister replied in negative. He said, "The Supreme Court directed SEBI to make refunds to only those investors who invested in optionally fully convertible debentures (OFCDs) of Sahara India Real Estate Corp Ltd (SIRECL) and Sahara Housing Investment Corp Ltd (SHICL).
As on March 2018, SEBI had received 15,146 application involving 43,405 accounts and refunded Rs98.56 crore, including an interest of Rs45.26 crore to 12,522 applicants involving 35,300 accounts, Mr Radhakrishnan informed the Lok Sabha.
Earlier on 31 October 2018, the market regulator had asked Sahara India Commercial Corp Ltd (SICCL) and its promoters, directors to refund with 15% interest per annum, amount collected from investors for investment in OFCDs of the company.
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    Lucky Thakur

    1 year ago

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    1 year ago

    Dear sir i don't have PACl issued bound ,but i have the recites,what should i do

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    1 year ago


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    1 year ago

    Sirs, In Stage 2, Bank Details, "name of the bank" column is not active and does not come active at all. Resulting to unable to complete the submission of my claim.



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    1 year ago

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    मैने भी पीएसीएल मे INVESTMENT किया है . लेकीन REFUND CLAIM कैसे करना है और अब तो DUE DATE भी निकल गई है. तो क्या मै अब REFUND CLAIM नही कर सकता ?

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