IndiGo shares continue to slide; decline nearly 7% in early trade after spat between co-promoters over governance issues

Shares of InterGlobe Aviation continued to tumble on Thursday in early morning trade following the spat between the co-promoters over governance issues of the country's largest airline by passengers carried and fleet size.

The scrip dropped 6.56 percent to Rs 1306.00 on the BSE. Similarly, on the NSE the airline shares plunged 6.60 to Rs 1305.

InterGlobe Aviation is the parent of the country's largest airline IndiGo.

The company's co-promoters Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia are locked in a bitter battle, with the former seeking intervention of markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to address the problems.

 IndiGo shares continue to slide; decline nearly 7% in early trade after spat between co-promoters over governance issues

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On Wednesday, shares of InterGlobe Aviation plummeted over 11 percent wiping out Rs 6,423 crore from its market valuation following a spat between co-promoters over governance issues.

The scrip tanked 10.73 percent to close at Rs 1,397.75 on the BSE. During the day, it plunged 17.54 percent to Rs 1,291.

On the NSE, shares fell sharply by 11.12 percent to close at Rs 1,392. During the trade, it tanked 19.24 percent to Rs 1,264.85.

Led by the sharp fall in the scrip, the company's market valuation also declined by Rs 6,422.6 crore to Rs 53,765.40 crore on the BSE.

On the traded volume front, 10 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over one crore shares on the NSE during the day.

Differences between the promoters of the country's largest airline IndiGo came into public on Tuesday with Gangwal alleging serious governance lapses by co-founder Bhatia who had earlier termed his demands as unreasonable.

In a filing to the stock exchanges, InterGlobe Aviation said its board of directors has received a letter from Gangwal and SEBI has also sought a response on the letter.

The markets regulator has been probing the matter since reports surfaced about differences between the promoters in May, sources said.

"SEBI has in the meantime asked the company to give its response to this letter by 19 July 2019, with which the company will comply," the filing said.

Alleging that the company has "started veering off" from the core principles and values of governance, Gangwal has said that even a paan ki dukaan (betel shop) would have managed matters with more grace.

With PTI inputs

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2019 12:22:34 IST