Thus far in the week, the market price of DHFL tanked 43 per cent from the level of Rs 209 on January 25, 2019, after the media outlet Cobrapost on Tuesday alleged that the company had diverted loans worth Rs 31,000 crore — a charge the company termed “mischievous”. in comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 1 per cent during the week.
According to Business Standard report, the corporate affairs ministry has started inquiring into allegations of DHFL diverting Rs 31,000-crore loans and would seek more information from the housing finance firm, a senior government official said on Thursday. “We have started verifying them… we will also call for information from DHFL,” the official said. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REPORT
DHFL said that the company has not received any communication from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in relation to any probe against the Company.
“This mischievous misadventure by Cobra Post appears to have been done with a mala fide intent to cause damage to the goodwill and reputation of DHFL and resulting in erosion in shareholder value,” the company had said in media statement dated January 29, 2019.
At 10:28 am, DHFL was trading 8.5 per cent lower at Rs 124 on BSE, against a 0.46 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. A combined 23 million equity shares changed hands on the counter on the BSE and NSE so far.