Oct 01, 2017

Notification of Provisions related to Investigations by Serious Fraud Investigation Office

On August 24, 2017, the MCA issued a notification for bringing into force subsections (8), (9) and (10) of Section 212 of the Companies Act. Section 212 deals with investigation into affairs of a company by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (‘SFIO’). The newly notified subsections deal with the powers of arrest given to the designated officers of the SFIO.The MCA has also notified the Companies (Arrests in connection with Investigation by Serious Fraud Investigation Office) Rules, 2017 (‘SFIO Rules’) on August 24, 2017, which SFIO Rules are to be read with Section 212 and 469 of the Companies Act and inter alia elaborate the powers and manner in which arrests are to be made by SFIO officers pursuant to Section 212.




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