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Sebi imposes Rs 30 lakh fine on RIL and two of its compliance officers

Sebi said Reliance did not disclose the deal even after newspaper reports in March 2020 published price-sensitive details about the Facebook investment that led to a spike in RIL shares

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SEBI said it was "incumbent" on Reliance to provide "due clarification on its own" once it knew about the "selective availability" of the information.

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Capital markets regulator Sebi on Monday imposed a penalty totalling Rs 30 lakh on Reliance Industries and two individuals for not making prompt clarification to the stock exchange pertaining to the Jio-Facebook deal, which was disclosed through the newspaper.

The other two individuals penalised by Sebi are -- Savithri Parekh and K Sethuraman.

The fine need to be paid jointly and severally by them within 45 days, according to a Sebi order.

"I find that the news pertaining JIO Facebook deal came out on March 24 and 25, 2020, and the information to the stock exchanges about the media release titled "Facebook to

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First Published: Jun 20 2022 | 10:06 PM IST

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