Shares of Lakshmi Vilas Bank slumped additional and fell 20 per cent to hit its lowest permissible buying and selling restrict in early commerce on Thursday after the federal government positioned the lender underneath a one-month moratorium and outdated its board. The shares plunged 19.76 per cent on BSE to hit its lower circuit restrict of Rs 9.95. Similarly, on NSE the scrip hit a lower circuit of Rs 10, diving 19.68 per cent.
Meanwhile, Capri Global Holdings, a public shareholder of the lender bought shares price Rs 2.54 crore on Wednesday by a bulk deal on BSE. The shares have been picked up by Besseggen Infotech LLP, the information confirmed. This is the third consecutive session of loss for Lakshmi Vilas Bank, throughout which it has dropped over 36 per cent.
On Tuesday, the federal government positioned Lakshmi Vilas Bank underneath a one-month moratorium, outdated its board and capped withdrawals at Rs 25,000 per depositor.
The step was taken by the federal government, on the recommendation of the Reserve Bank, in view of the declining monetary well being of the personal sector lender.
T N Manoharan, former non-executive chairman of Canara Bank, has been appointed because the administrator of the financial institution. Besides, the central financial institution has additionally positioned in public area a draft scheme of amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank.
LVB is the third financial institution to be positioned underneath moratorium since September final yr after the cooperative financial institution PMC in 2019 and personal sector lender Yes Bank this March. While Yes financial institution has efficiently been revived underneath the steerage of State Bank, the PMC decision remains to be a far cry.