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Securities and Exchange Board of India v/s IL and FS Securities Services Ltd. & Others

    Civil Appeal No. 5395-5398, 6241-6244 of 2019, Diary Nos. 27426, 27604, 27624 of 2019

    Decided On, 27 August 2019

    At, Supreme Court of India

    By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE MOHAN M. SHANTANAGOUDAR & THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE SANJIV KHANNA

    For the Appellants: S.S. Shroff, Mrinmayee Sahu, Pratap Venugopal, Surekha Raman, Viddusshi, Akhil Abraham Roy. M/s. K J John & Co, Advocates. For the Respondents: K.V. Vishwanathan, Sr. Advocate, Gauri Rasgotra, Shruti Rajan, Garima Joshi, Sumit Attri, Vikash Kumar Jha, Nikitha Shenoy, M/s.Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Bharat Sangal, Sr.Advocate, Vidushi Garg, Babita Kushwaha, Laimon Ranibolo, Nagarkatti Kartik Uday, Guru Krishna Kumar, Sr.Advocate, Ajay Bhargava, Sahil Narang, Saransh Kumar, M/s. Khaitan & Co., Smarhar Singh, Ranjan Kumar Pandey, Ashish Prasad, Tushar Ajinkya, Rajesh J., Avinash Tripathi, Mahfooz Ahsan Nazki, Kunal Katariya, Kunal Kothary, Pratiksha Sharma, Ankit Acharya, Dhirendra Negi, Sidharth Sethi, Tanya Tiwari, Mrinmayee Sahu, S.S. Shroff, Advocates.



Judgment Text

Permission to file appeal is granted.

We have heard learned counsel for the parties and in view of the urgency and consequences explained, we are inclined to pass the following interim directions:

1. The National Security Clearing Corporation Limited will honour F & O Segment contract which had matured on 27th June, 2019 and has not been paid in view of the interim order passed by this Court on 26th June, 2019 in I.A. No. 91268/2019 in Civil Appeal No. 5104- 5105/2019. The interim order is vacated, clarifying that the payments would be without prejudice to the rights and contentions of all the parties and subject to the final outcome and directions that this Court would pass.

2. Option is given to Novjoy Emporium Private Limited, OCL India Limited and Dalmia Cement East Limited to ask for conversion/sale/ encashment of the mutual funds which were purportedly furnished as a security by Allied Financial Services Private Limited. Similar option is also given to 44 parties who had preferred Appeal No. 257/2019 before the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai.

3. On the option being exercised, IL & FS Securities Services Limited shall convert/encash the mutual funds, and the amount realised would be deposited in a fixed deposit in a Nationalised Bank for a period of six months to earn maximum interest. The deposit would be in the name of IL & FS Securities Services Limited and abide by further orders/directions of this Court.

4. The question of jurisdiction of Securities and Exchange Board of India, Securities Appellate Tribunal and the plea of IL & FS Securities Services Limited relying upon clause(5) of Chapter V

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