India: Supreme Court to investigate Adani case

The logo of the Adani group in Ahmedabad, India on February 2, 2023. AP - Ajit Solanki

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One of the largest Indian groups, owned by Gautam Adani, the richest man in Asia, has been in the hot seat since the accusations of corruption revealed by Hindenburg Research.

This young American speculative fund has caused this major player in the Indian economy to lose more than 100 billion dollars.


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The Supreme Court of India will therefore launch an investigation into what

Hindenburg Research

describes as "

 the largest scam in the history of the business world


Colossal debt

According to the American hedge fund, Gautam Adani, a close friend of Indian Prime Minister Narandra Modi, has built his empire, valued at nearly $75 billion, on colossal debt.

He reportedly benefited from loans from state-owned Indian banks, no doubt with a political boost, inflated his numbers and carried out opaque financial operations through tax haven Mauritius. 

These allegations caused a stir in India and to make things clear, the country's Supreme Court will form a committee of five experts from different backgrounds: finance, law, management... This committee will investigate and submit his findings to the Supreme Court. 

Investigation cooperation

The Adani conglomerate, which has interests in a number of industries including ports, energy, logistics, denied the charges and said it would cooperate fully with the committee's investigation. 

►Also read: The vertiginous fall of the Indian giant Adani


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