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DHFL extends fall as government launches probe; tanks 43% in one week

The stock was down 12% to Rs 120 on Friday, its lowest level since May 13, 2014.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 


Shares of (DHFL) were trading under pressure, falling 12 per cent to Rs 120 apiece on BSE, as the government launched a probe against the housing finance company. The stock was trading at its lowest level since May 13, 2014.

Thus far in the week, the market price of 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 was up 1 per cent during the week.

According to Business Standard report, the corporate affairs ministry has started inquiring into allegations of 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

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 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 A combined 23 million equity shares changed hands on the counter on the and so far.

First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 10:30 IST