A quick look into Sebi's fresh push to crackdown on insider trading

The market regulator recently raised the reward for providing credible information that leads to prosecution from Rs 1 crore to Rs 10 crore



Samie Modak Mumbai
In 2019, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) introduced the ‘informant mechanism’ to crackdown on the menace of insider trading. Initially, the regulator announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to any individual who provided credible information that led to prosecution.

The mechanism has not yet taken off. Last month, Sebi increased the reward from Rs 1 crore to Rs 10 crore and also streamlined the framework in a bid to give a fresh push.

“The suggested amendments are to streamline the process of reward payment, enhance the quantum and certainty of reward with an intent

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First Published: Jul 27 2021 | 7:04 PM IST

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