Sun Pharma shares drop 3% as SEBI examines whistleblower complaint against the company

Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical fell over 3 percent on Thursday, a day after markets regulator SEBI said it is examining the whistleblower complaint against the company.

Press Trust of India December 13, 2018 14:26:32 IST
Sun Pharma shares drop 3% as SEBI examines whistleblower complaint against the company

New Delhi: Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical fell over 3 percent on Thursday, a day after markets regulator SEBI said it is examining the whistleblower complaint against the company.

After a negative opening on BSE, the stock further shed 3.08 percent to Rs 418. At 1330 hrs, the stock was trading at Rs 424.65, down 1.54 percent.

Sun Pharma shares drop 3 as SEBI examines whistleblower complaint against the company

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Similarly, on NSE, the scrip declined 3.11 percent to Rs 418.

When asked about the whistleblower complaint against Sun Pharma, SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi told reporters on Wednesday: "There is a whistleblower complaint which we are examining. I have nothing more to add."

A whistleblower had last month approached SEBI with a document alleging various irregularities by the company, its promoter Dilip Shanghvi and others.

Shanghvi, who is also the managing director of the pharma firm, earlier this month denied receiving any query so far from the markets regulator regarding the whistleblower complaint.

Sources told PTI last month that SEBI may reopen an insider trading case against Sun Pharma and also probe alleged lapses by some of its promoters and other entities in raising funds overseas.

In August 2017, Sun Pharma, Shanghvi and nine other entities settled an insider trading probe on payment of Rs 18 lakh towards settlement charges.

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