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NSE Co-Location Scam: Former CEO Chitra Ramkrishna Moves Delhi High Court Seeking Bail

Nupur Thapliyal
18 May 2022 2:30 PM GMT
NSE Co-Location Scam: Former CEO Chitra Ramkrishna Moves Delhi High Court Seeking Bail

Former NSE CEO Chitra Ramkrishna has moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail in connection with the co-location scam case being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Justice Talwant Singh, before whom the matter was listed today, recused from hearing the bail plea. The same has now been listed for May 20.

Chitra Ramkrishna was denied bail by Special Judge of city's Rouse Avenue Courts earlier this month on May 12.

The FIR was registered in the year 2018 under sec. 204 (destruction of document or electronic evidence) and 120B (conspiracy) of IPC and relevant offences under the Information Technology Act and Prevention of Corruption Act.

CBI is probing an alleged improper dissemination of information from the computer servers of the market exchanges to the stockbrokers.

According to CBI, it was alleged that the probe revealed that former NSE CEO Chitra Ramkrishna allegedly hired Anand Subramanian as consultant in NSE without following the due procedure and also by coercing the HR Department.

Anand Subramaniam is presently in judicial custody.

Anand Subramanian was sent to CBI custody till March 6 which was extended further till March 9. He was then sent to judicial custody on Wednesday.

Anand Subramaniam, Chitra Ramakrishna and Ravi Narain were show caused by the Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for various corporate governance lapses.

CBI had thereafter arrested Chitra Ramakrishna and a Special Court had sent her to CBI custody.

SEBI had levied penalties on Chitra Ramakrishna and others for violating rules while appointing Anand Subramaniam as Chief Strategic Advisor.

It was alleged by the probing agency that Chitra in conspiracy with Anand Subramanian influenced the NSE officials to facilitate him in having access to important decision making processes.


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