In a major blow to DLF, SEBI has barred the country's largest real estate developer as well as its six top executives, including Chairman and main promoter K P Singh, from the securities market for 3 years for 'active and deliberate suppression' of material information at the time of its IPO.
While the regulator did not impose any monetary penalty, the prohibition has barred DLF and the six persons, from any sale, purchase or any other dealings in securities markets for a period of three years, including for raising funds.
DLF had debt of more than Rs 19,000 crore as on June 30, 2014, while its already-proposed fund raising plans include nearly Rs 3,500 crore through issue of certain bonds to replace its costlier debt.
This was one of the rare orders by SEBI where it has barred a blue-chip firm and its top promoter/executives from the market.
DLF is the largest real estate group in the country with nearly Rs 10,000 crore annual turnover.
On Tuesday, the company shares had plunged by nearly 30 percent, eroding the market value by about Rs 7,500 crore. However, the stock regained some lost ground in the next trading session.
DLF's IPO in 2007 had fetched Rs 9,187 crore – the biggest IPO in the country at that time.

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