In the world of finance and investments, the name Ansari, operating under the pseudonym ‘Baap of Chart,’ was once synonymous with success. His social media presence, particularly on platform X (formerly Twitter), made him appear as a stock market guru. However, beneath the veneer of financial wisdom, Ansari was involved in deceptive practices. This article delves into the intriguing tale of Ansari, how he cleverly disguised stock market tips as educational content, and how the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) intervened to stop his fraudulent activities.
The Rise of ‘Baap of Chart’
Ansari’s journey to becoming the ‘Baap of Chart’ was a remarkable one. His early posts on social media portrayed him as a passionate stock market enthusiast who was willing to share his wisdom with the world. His posts were often filled with complex charts, technical jargon, and promises of substantial profits, and he quickly gained a large following.
The Deceptive Promise
Ansari enticed investors with the promise of almost guaranteed profits if they followed his advice. He claimed that his strategies were foolproof and that anyone who signed up for his ‘educational courses’ would become a stock market expert in no time.
Monetizing the Deception
To make matters worse, Ansari didn’t stop at luring in followers. He monetized his courses, collecting fees from enrollees who believed they were investing in their financial education. Many individuals, hopeful of securing their financial future, fell for his scheme.
SEBI’s Discovery and Intervention
The regulator, SEBI, soon caught wind of Ansari’s deceptive practices. After a thorough investigation, they discovered the truth about Ansari’s activities. They found that he was operating an unregistered and fraudulent investment advisory, which was a clear violation of financial regulations.
Barring from the Securities Market
SEBI swiftly moved to protect the interests of investors by barring Ansari from participating in the securities market. This meant that Ansari could no longer engage in stock market activities, leaving his followers in a state of shock.
Demanding the Ill-Gotten Gains
Additionally, SEBI demanded that Ansari return the illicitly earned Rs 17.2 crore to the investors. This was a significant move to ensure that those who had fallen victim to his deceptive practices would be compensated.
A Clear Message
The action taken by SEBI sent a clear message to anyone thinking of misleading investors. Regulatory bodies like SEBI are vigilant and will not tolerate deceptive practices in the financial markets.