SEBI bars Agri Gold from raising funds from public

Mumbai:Sebi today barred Andhra Pradesh-based Agri Gold Farm Estates India from raising fresh capital from the public with immediate effect.

Besides, it directed the company not to launch any new scheme.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) found that Agri Gold Farm Estates India Pvt Ltd (AGFEIPL) was running ‘collective investment schemes (CIS)’ without obtaining registration from the regulator.The company was inviting investments from the general public through its various schemes for the purchase and development of land.

Accordingly, Sebi directed AGFEIPL and its directors –Venkata Rama Rao Avva, Avva Venkata Seshu Narayana Rao, Avva Hema Sundara Vara Prasad, Savadam Srinivas, Moganti Bhanuji Rao and Emmadi Sada Siva Vara Prasad Rao–“not to collect any fresh money from investors under its existing schemes”.

It has also asked them “not to launch any new schemes or plans or float any new companies to raise fresh money.”

Additionally, the company and its directors have been directed not to dispose any assets obtained from funds collected, while the entities also cannot divert money raised from the public.

Further, the entities have been asked to “immediately submit the full inventory of the assets including land obtained through money raised by ” as well as furnish withing 15 days details related to the scheme.

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