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Softrak Venture Investment Ltd. & Others v/s BSE Limited Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, Mumbai


Company & Directors' Information:- BSE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U67120MH2005PLC155188

Company & Directors' Information:- BSE LIMITED [Active] CIN = L67120MH2005PLC155188

Company & Directors' Information:- C & C TOWERS LIMITED [Active] CIN = U45206HR2009PLC038928

Company & Directors' Information:- SOFTRAK VENTURE INVESTMENT LIMITED [Active] CIN = L99999GJ1993PLC020939

Company & Directors' Information:- P V T INVESTMENT LIMITED [Amalgamated] CIN = U74899DL1988PLC121600

Company & Directors' Information:- P V T INVESTMENT LTD [Not available for efiling] CIN = U67120PB1988PLC008068

Company & Directors' Information:- S T INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Amalgamated] CIN = U65993WB1990PTC050032

Company & Directors' Information:- H M TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U85110KA1996PTC020382

Company & Directors' Information:- H. L. INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED [Amalgamated] CIN = U65990WB1975PLC128186

Company & Directors' Information:- R K TOWERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1976PTC008446

Company & Directors' Information:- M M INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Converted to LLP] CIN = U65921CT2008PTC020533

Company & Directors' Information:- G. N. G. INVESTMENT LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65910GJ1981PLC004128

Company & Directors' Information:- A S G S INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74120DL2008PTC173938

Company & Directors' Information:- G L INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U65993WB1991PTC051072

Company & Directors' Information:- C & C INVESTMENT LTD [Active] CIN = U67120AS1976PLC001654

Company & Directors' Information:- S M S INVESTMENT CORPORATION PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1963PTC003988

Company & Directors' Information:- V R V INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U67120WB1985PTC039793

Company & Directors' Information:- S P INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U70109WB1961PTC025099

Company & Directors' Information:- R H INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U99999MH1978PTC020633

Company & Directors' Information:- T N B INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1986PTC025590

Company & Directors' Information:- A R S INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U65993WB1990PTC048513

Company & Directors' Information:- D D TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U45200PB2005PTC028227

Company & Directors' Information:- V P INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1983PTC015714

Company & Directors' Information:- B B VENTURE PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U52209CT2008PTC020645

Company & Directors' Information:- R R TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U45201DL2001PTC112814

Company & Directors' Information:- S M D INVESTMENT LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U65993TN1995PLC033139

Company & Directors' Information:- G R D INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Amalgamated] CIN = U67120WB1980PTC032727

Company & Directors' Information:- C AND N INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1983PTC015710

Company & Directors' Information:- R INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U65993TZ1988PTC002181

Company & Directors' Information:- H N G L INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1995PTC066774

Company & Directors' Information:- M B TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65991UP1996PTC020736

Company & Directors' Information:- K M S INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U67120UP1993PTC015287

Company & Directors' Information:- U M INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U70101WB1979PTC032160

Company & Directors' Information:- A S T INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U67120DL1996PTC082812

Company & Directors' Information:- K P TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U70101RJ1997PTC013828

Company & Directors' Information:- V I P TOWERS PVT LTD [Amalgamated] CIN = U45201WB1996PTC079615

Company & Directors' Information:- B N E INVESTMENT LTD [Not available for efiling] CIN = U67120WB1974PLC029360

Company & Directors' Information:- K S J INVESTMENT COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U74899DL1994PTC061335

Company & Directors' Information:- P T INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65999WB1995PTC067065

Company & Directors' Information:- K. S. R. INVESTMENT LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U65992UP1988PLC010253

Company & Directors' Information:- S. L. TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U70200WB2019PTC235260

Company & Directors' Information:- K R TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U70103OR2020PTC033380

Company & Directors' Information:- J K TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U45209WB2008PTC124220

Company & Directors' Information:- S A R VENTURE PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U70102DL2015PTC275704

Company & Directors' Information:- J T INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65923WB1979PTC032344

Company & Directors' Information:- R K INVESTMENT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65993WB1969PLC027398

Company & Directors' Information:- N M G C INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U74899DL1982PTC014603

Company & Directors' Information:- T M INVESTMENT CO PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U67120WB1971PTC028172

Company & Directors' Information:- S. A. F. INVESTMENT LIMITED [Active] CIN = U67120DL1997PLC088611

Company & Directors' Information:- H K (INVESTMENT) COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65990GJ1950PTC000511

Company & Directors' Information:- P N INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Under Liquidation] CIN = U65910GJ1988PTC010715

Company & Directors' Information:- INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED [Under Liquidation] CIN = U65993KL1942PLC000449

Company & Directors' Information:- D. P. TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U45201DL1987PTC027884

Company & Directors' Information:- S R M INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U67120WB1979PTC031888

Company & Directors' Information:- A TO Z INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Dissolved] CIN = U67120WB1988PTC044464

Company & Directors' Information:- S N TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U70109WB2010PTC142785

Company & Directors' Information:- R J INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U67120MH1976PTC018954

Company & Directors' Information:- B N K INVESTMENT CO PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U65993WB1971PTC028169

Company & Directors' Information:- A D INVESTMENT CO PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U67120WB1971PTC028170

Company & Directors' Information:- M K TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1994PTC060144

Company & Directors' Information:- S S TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1994PTC060157

Company & Directors' Information:- K C TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1994PTC060163

Company & Directors' Information:- K J TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1994PTC060174

Company & Directors' Information:- T D INVESTMENT CO PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65921CH1987PTC007637

Company & Directors' Information:- C G K INVESTMENT P LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65910AP1986PTC006088

Company & Directors' Information:- S B TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U45400WB2008PTC124856

Company & Directors' Information:- L D INVESTMENT COMPANY PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65921HP1988PTC008425

Company & Directors' Information:- R N TOWERS PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U74899DL1988PTC030737

Company & Directors' Information:- G K INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65993TZ1987PTC001919

Company & Directors' Information:- G V INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65993TZ1987PTC001920

Company & Directors' Information:- B C K H INVESTMENT CO PVT LTD [Active] CIN = U67120MH1982PTC026819

Company & Directors' Information:- H V INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U67120MH1997PTC107686

Company & Directors' Information:- M L INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U67120WB1979PTC032180

Company & Directors' Information:- P & C TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U45400DL2008PTC183330

Company & Directors' Information:- M R TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74899DL1989PTC035352

Company & Directors' Information:- R V TOWERS PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U45400DL2011PTC222351

Company & Directors' Information:- S & G INVESTMENT COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65100DL2012PTC244271

Company & Directors' Information:- S B INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Liquidated] CIN = U99999RJ1959PTC001090

Company & Directors' Information:- R AND P INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U67120PB1995PTC016124

Company & Directors' Information:- M M B INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U65993RJ1996PTC012698

Company & Directors' Information:- M G A INVESTMENT COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U99999MH1980PTC022406

Company & Directors' Information:- N J VENTURE PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U70101MH2008PTC186387

Company & Directors' Information:- D S N INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U65993TG1988PTC008554

Company & Directors' Information:- V. I INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U67120HR1988PTC030206

Company & Directors' Information:- R J P INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U65993GJ1981PTC004678

Company & Directors' Information:- D D P INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U65910GJ1981PTC004695

Company & Directors' Information:- C J P INVESTMENT PVT LTD [Strike Off] CIN = U99999GJ1981PTC004662

Company & Directors' Information:- M P INVESTMENT CO PRIVATE LIMITED [Under Process of Striking Off] CIN = U65993KA1974PTC002646

Company & Directors' Information:- INVESTMENT COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED [Dissolved] CIN = U65990KL1946PTC000461

Company & Directors' Information:- INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED [Not available for efiling] CIN = U99999MH1943PLC007730

    Appeal Nos. 234, 235, 241, 242, 243 of 2018 with Misc. Application Nos. 206, 207 of 2018

    Decided On, 26 July 2018

    At, SEBI Securities Exchange Board of India Securities Appellate Tribunal

    By, THE HONOURABLE DR. C.K.G. NAIR
    By, MEMBER

    For the Appellants: J.J. Bhatt, Rinku Valanju, Advocates i/b. R.V. Legal, Prakash Shah, i/b. Prakash Shah & Associates, Advocates. For the Respondent: Tomu Francis, Vivek Shah, Advocates i/b. ELP.



Judgment Text

Oral:

Misc. Application No.206 in Appeal no.242 of 2018 and Misc. Application no.207 of 2018 in Appeal no.243 of 2018.

There is a delay of 9 days in filing Appeal no.242 of 2018 and 243 of 2018 respectively. For the reasons stated in the Misc. Applications the delay is condoned.

Both the Misc. Applications are disposed of accordingly with no order as to costs.

Appeal Nos.234, 235, 241, 242 and 243 of 2018

1. All these Appeals have been filed challenging the compulsory delisting order issued by the BSE Limited on various dates. By these orders several companies, including the five appellants before us, have been delisted from BSE Limited with effect from 4th July, 2018.

2. The basic argument of the learned Counsel for the appellants Mr. J.J. Bhatt and Mr. Prakash Shah is that a fair opportunity of being heard was not granted prior to issuing the impugned order. Sub-Section 21A of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (‘SCRA’) specifically provides for giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard prior to delisting a listed company. Similarly Regulation 22(1) of SEBI Delisting Regulations, 2009 also provides for the same. Accordingly and since delisting a company, is a serious matter impacting multiple stakeholders natural justice has to be ensured.

3. Learned Counsel Shri Tomu Francis appearing on behalf of BSE Limited on the other hand submits that a reasonable opportunity of being heard does not mean that a personal hearing needs to be granted. None of the appellants in these appeals in their replies has given any justification for continuing to remain listed. Further there are serious non compliances of various provisions of the Listing Regulation/Agreement. As such providing another opportunity in terms of personal hearing may not serve any purpose.

4. I do not agree with the submissions made by the Counsel for BSE. It is clearly stated in both the SCRA, 1956 and in the Delisting Regulations, 2009 that before compulsorily delisting a company a reasonable opportunity of being heard is to be provided to the company. Given the consequences of compulsory delisting on multiple stakeholders it is imperative that this provision of giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard is followed in letter and spirit.

5. Accordingly without going into the merit of each individual appeal I direct the BSE to give the appellants an opportunity of hearing, including per

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sonal hearing if requested for by the appellants, within a period of 8 weeks from today and pass appropriate orders as per law. 6. In the interim, status quo to be maintained. 7. All five appeals are disposed of on above terms with no order as to costs.
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