"Any further action will further hurt the shareholders (of Satyam now Mahindra Satyam)...We hope and expect that the American authorities (the US Securities Exchange Commission) will appreciate this concern," the Corporate Affairs Minister, Salman Khu rshid, told reporters here.
"They do not have any final view yet. I am told that the US SEC is still cognizant in the matter. As far as we are concerned, we have communicated (to US SEC). The best that could be done has been done for the company," he said.
He added that accountability of Satyam has been established and its stakeholders have also been saved to a certain extent.
SEBI has already requested the US SEC urging not to penalise Satyam. Satyam Computer Services, now Mahindra Satyam, can face punitive action in the US as the company's shares were listed and traded on American bourses. It is also contesting about a dozen class action suits in various US courts which could entail a heavy penalty on the company.
Satyam founder B. Ramalinga Raju's disclosure of accounting fraud on January 7, 2009, is reported to have resulted in a loss of around Rs 14,000 crore to the shareholders.