(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

RCom shares zoom 10%; hit upper circuit after payment to Ericsson

  • RCom shares jumped 10% to 4.40, its upper circuit limit, on the BSE
  • RCom said 550 crore dues to Ericsson, including interest dues, has been made in compliance with the Supreme Court judgement

MUMBAI : Shares of Reliance Communications zoomed 10% today after the company cleared dues of a Swedish service provider at the eleventh hour.

The scrip jumped 10% to 4.40, its upper circuit limit, on the BSE.

At the NSE, shares rose sharply by 10% to 4.40.

Embattled billionaire Anil Ambani Monday warded off a possible jail term as RCom cleared dues of a Swedish service provider at the eleventh hour with money received from elder brother Mukesh and his wife Nita, whom he thanked for standing by him in trying times and extending "timely support".

Anil's heavily debt-laden Reliance Communications made a 550 crore payment, including interest, to Ericsson just a day before expiry of the deadline set by the Supreme Court to clear dues or face a three-month jail term.

In a statement, RCom said 550 crore dues to Ericsson, including interest dues, has been made in compliance with the Supreme Court judgement.

Anil, whose businesses in telecom and power sectors went into heavy debt in the face of regulatory headwinds and intense competition, thanked Mukesh and his wife Nita for bailing him out.

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