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Congress' Manish Tewari criticises SEBI's 'lackadaisical attitude' in Adani-Hindenburg probe

Updated on: 03 January,2024 02:38 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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Raising concerns on the delay, Manish Tewari pointed out that the Hindenburg report came out a year ago and alleged that SEBI has been delaying it since then

Congress' Manish Tewari criticises SEBI's 'lackadaisical attitude' in Adani-Hindenburg probe

Manish Tewari. Pic/X@ManishTewari

Key Highlights

  1. Congress MP Manish Tewari criticised the SEBI
  2. Manish Tewari pointed out that the Hindenburg report came out a year ago
  3. He emphasized the sensitive nature of the matter and expressed dissatisfaction

Congress MP Manish Tewari criticised the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday for its sluggish approach in investigating the allegations made in the Hindenburg report against Adani Group, reported news agency ANI.


Raising concerns on the delay in Adani-Hindenburg probe, Manish Tewari pointed out that the Hindenburg report came out a year ago and alleged that SEBI has been delaying it since then, reported ANI.


"The fundamental fact remains that the Hindenburg report came into the public domain exactly one year ago and since one year, SEBI has been dragging its feet on the allegations made in the Hindenburg report," the Congress MP said while speaking to ANI.


He emphasized the sensitive nature of the matter and expressed dissatisfaction with SEBI's attitude in Adani-Hindenburg probe, reported ANI.

"If on a matter as sensitive as this, it takes one year to even complete an investigation, it just goes to show how lackadaisical the attitude of SEBI is," Tewari said, reported ANI.

"If SEBI wanted, it could have completed the investigation a long time back and we repeatedly raised this matter even in the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Finance," he added, reported ANI.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court declined to transfer the probe from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) or CBI into the Adani-Hindenburg issue.

A bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, PS Pardiwala and Manoj Misra said the scope of power of the apex court to enter into the regulatory domain of SEBI is limited.

The bench said there has been no regulatory failure by SEBI and the market regulator cannot be expected to carry on its functions based on press reports though such reports can act as inputs for SEBI.

The top court asked SEBI to complete within three months its probe into two cases pending out of 24 cases.

The case is related to the allegations (part of a report by short-seller Hindenberg Research) that Adani had inflated its share prices. After these allegations were published, it led to a sharp fall in the share value of various Adani companies, reportedly to the tune of USD 100 billion.

The Adani Group has dismissed the charges as lies, saying it complies with all laws and disclosure requirements.

(With inputs from ANI)

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