SEBI orders forensic audit of Kavit Industries and GV Films


Securities Exchange Board of India, on 7th August’2017 Declared 331 Companies as Shell Companies. The stock market regulator received the list from the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) on 9 June, wherein it was asked to initiate necessary action under its regulations.

On 5th September’2017, SEBI ordered Mumbai Stock Exchange to get the forensic audits of the two firms done from Independent forensic auditors viz. GV Films and Kavit Industries.

GV Films’ standalone revenue stood at Rs5.68 crore in FY15, fell to Rs3.36 crore in FY16 and further to nil in FY17, Sebi said, while observing that it had no other revenue stream to support expenditure of about Rs9 crore and was incurring losses year after year.

Besides, the company made investments in shares of a subsidiary company to the tune of Rs15.05 crore even as its net worth was getting eroded over years. “The financials of the company is dominated by current liabilities of Rs96.87 crore against which total assets of Rs118.73 crore are shown, which are disproportionate to the income and expenditure of the company

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Apurva Joshi is the forensic accounting evangelist. She is the author of Students Handbook on Forensic Accounting, which is one of the only textbooks in India on the subject of forensic accounting. She is a director in Riskpro Management Consulting. As one of the leading women professionals she is appointed on the board of Quickheal and Rinder India as the Independent Director.