The Supreme Court is set to announce its verdict on petitions seeking an investigation into accusations of fraud involving the Adani group.
The Adani-Hindenburg controversy emerged in January 2023 when Hindenburg Research published a report accusing the Adani Group of accounting fraud, stock price manipulation, and improper use of tax havens. This report triggered a significant stock market decline, wiping out nearly $150 billion in market value at its lowest point.
The Supreme Court of India had reserved judgment on a series of Public Interest Litigations (PILs) seeking a court-monitored investigation into these allegations. The court clarified that it cannot automatically accept Hindenburg's claims as the "ipso facto true state of affairs" and directed the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to conduct an inquiry. The court mandated Sebi to conclude its investigation into all 24 cases and take appropriate legal action based on the recommendations of an expert committee.