Market regulator SEBI has directed all stock exchanges and other securities intermediaries to keep a strict watch on UN-listed terror funding entities, including the name underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has asked the securities intermediaries to inform the Union home ministry within 24 hours if they find any client, whose particulars match with those of the entries listed by the United Nations.
"In the event, particulars of any of customers match the particulars of designated individuals or entities, stock exchanges, depositories and intermediaries shall immediately, not later than 24 hours ... inform full particulars ... (to) Ministry of Home Affairs," SEBI said in a statement.
The regulator said in case any customer details match the particulars of designated individuals or entities in the list "beyond doubt", the securities intermediaries "would prevent designated persons from conducting financial transactions", under intimation to the Home Ministry.
According to laid down rules, on receipt of particulars, the home ministry would initiate a verification to be conducted by the state police and the central agencies. The verification would be completed within 5 days.