Markets regulator Sebi Friday partially relaxed the order against OPG Securities and three directors in co-location facility case by allowing the stock broker to close open positions in the F&O and currency derivatives segments within two months.
On Tuesday, the Sebi had barred OPG Securities and its three directors from markets for five years and asked them to disgorge illegal gains worth Rs 15.57 crore along with 12 per cent annual interest for gaining unfair advantage over other trading members by connecting to secondary server on daily basis without valid reasons in NSE's co-location facility.
Following the order, it is understood that OPG Securities is holding open positions in the futures and options (F&O) and currency derivatives segments at the end of trading on April 30, 2019, which need to be closed, the regulator said.
Accordingly, "the directions issued vide the final order shall stand relaxed for the limited purpose of allowing the Noticees to close the open positions in the futures and options and currency derivatives segments of OPG Securities Pvt Ltd on or before the expiry date of the respective contracts or within a period of two months from April 30, 2019, whichever is earlier," the Sebi said.
Noticees are OPG Securities and its three directors Sanjay Gupta, Sangeeta Gupta and Om Prakash Gupta. However, the relaxation is subject to certain conditions, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said.