ED attaches FTIL’s mutual funds worth Rs307 crore

FTIL is in crisis following the Rs5,600 crore payment default at its subsidiary National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) in August 2013 affecting 13,000 investors


Earlier this week, CBI arrested FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah in a case of alleged cheating and suppression of facts in getting SEBI extension to MCX-SX to continue as a private stock exchange in violation of norms. Photo:  Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
Earlier this week, CBI arrested FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah in a case of alleged cheating and suppression of facts in getting SEBI extension to MCX-SX to continue as a private stock exchange in violation of norms. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai, has attached Rs306.70 crore worth assets belonging to Jignesh Shah-promoted Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL).

In a filing to the BSE, FTIL said: “The company has received a provisional attachment Order from the Directorate of Enforcement, Mumbai, attaching mutual funds amounting to Rs306.70 crores.”

The company is taking appropriate steps in consultation with its legal counsel, it added. Earlier this week, CBI arrested FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah in a case of alleged cheating and suppression of facts in getting SEBI extension to MCX-SX to continue as a private stock exchange in violation of norms.

FTIL is in crisis following the Rs5,600 crore payment default at its subsidiary National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) in August 2013 affecting 13,000 investors.

Earlier this year, the government had ordered a merger of scam-hit NSEL with its parent FTIL. The merger will allow for settlement of Rs5,600 crore dues of the now-defunct exchange.

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