10 crore investors of 4 Sahara group's cooperative societies to get back money within 9 months: Govt

Updated: Mar 29 2023 9:27PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The government on Wednesday said money will be returned to 10 crore investors of 4 cooperative societies of Sahara group within 9 months following a Supreme Court order directing transfer of Rs 5,000 crore from Sahara-SEBI refund account to the Central Registrar.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court allowed a plea by the Centre seeking allocation of Rs 5,000 crore, out of Rs 24,000 crore deposited by the Sahara group with market regulator Sebi, to repay depositors of the cooperative societies.

The direction came on an application filed by the Centre in a PIL by a person, named Pinak Pani Mohanty, who sought a direction to pay the amount to the depositors who invested in several chit fund companies and Sahara credit firms.