In its petition, it had alleged that the research group had made defamatory statements such EbixCash had changed its business model “without visible synergies or management experience”, or that there were “accounting discrepancies” in the firm.
Earlier on April 1, EbixCash had also sent a legal notice to the research group in which it had alleged that the latter had, after publishing these articles, sent it to various banks and financial institutions, and the clients of the firm and media.
Short selling is a trading strategy in which stock holder bets on the prices of the stock or other securities coming down in near future.
The statements, Ebixcash had said in the legal notice, were without any basis whatsoever, grossly defamatory, and falsely suggest to the public that the company was involved in unlawful and illegal transactions in India.
Traders “shorting” the stock borrow the said stock from the market and bet on the securities’ price coming down to a certain level to make money.