Sebi on Thursday barred F6 Finserve, F6 Commodities and 4 individuals from the securities markets for 5 years in a case pertaining to mis-utilisation of shopper funds and securities. As well as, they’ve been requested to refund the buyers’ cash, together with curiosity.
Other than F6 Finserve, F6 Commodities, these banned by Sebi are Pankaj Goel, Meenu Goel, Deepak Goel and Ruchika Goel.
In its order, Sebi noticed that F6 Finserve and F6 Commodities are linked with one another on the premise of identical registered workplace and customary promoter-directors — Pankaj Goel and Meenu Goel. Whereas Deepak and Ruchika have been former administrators at F6 Finserve.
“I observe that the data and information gathered on the time of inspection unequivocally convey to mild the varied flagrant lapses observed from the way in which each F6 Finserve and F6 Commodities have been working their broking operations and managing their purchasers’ funds and securities.
“Additional, the violations dedicated by F6 Finserve and F6 Commodities are undoubtedly grave in nature which have been carried out for a substantial time frame (virtually 2 years),” Sebi whole-time member S Okay Mohanty mentioned in his order.
In accordance with Sebi, F6 Finserve failed in its responsibility to accurately report the margins collected by it from its purchasers to the change, had not settled funds aggregating to Rs 1.43 crore of 891 purchasers who had not traded through the interval, January to March 2017, and did not redress buyers’ grievances.
“F6 Commodities has visibly aided and abetted F6 Finserve in misutilising its purchasers’ funds,” the Securities and Trade Board of India (Sebi) discovered.
As well as, F6 Finserve transferred the funds of 1 shopper to the opposite or to its promoter-director, as per its personal comfort, with out paying any heed to its obligation to take care of separate accounts for its shopper and for itself (proprietary account).
Additionally, it indulged in actions whereby the securities obtained from one shopper have been observed to have been transferred by the inventory dealer to a different shopper, the regulator famous.
Additional, F6 Finserve pledged the securities belonging to its purchasers to its lenders, it added.
Accordingly, the regulator mentioned, “Noticees No. 1 to 4, 9 and 10 (F6 Finserve, F6 Commodities, Pankaj Goel, Meenu Goel, Deepak Goel and Ruchika Goel) are hereby restrained from accessing the securities market in any method and are additionally prohibited from shopping for, promoting or in any other case dealing within the securities market, immediately or not directly in any method in any respect method, for a interval of 5 years”