RCom Shares Zoom 10%; Hit Upper Circuit After Rs 550 Crore Payment to Ericsson
R Com Completes Sale of Fibre Assets to Reliance Jio for Rs 3,000 Crore. (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi, March 19: Shares of Reliance Communications zoomed 10 per cent Tuesday after the company cleared dues of a Swedish service provider at the eleventh hour. The scrip jumped 10 per cent to Rs 4.40, its upper circuit limit, on the BSE. At the NSE, shares rose sharply by 10 per cent to Rs 4.40.

Embattled billionaire Anil Ambani Monday warded off a possible jail term as RCom cleared dues of a Swedish service provider at the eleventh hour with money received from elder brother Mukesh and his wife Nita, whom he thanked for standing by him in trying times and extending "timely support". Anil Ambani Thanks Mukesh, Nita as RCOM's Rs 550 Crore Dues to Ericsson Cleared.

Anil's heavily debt-laden Reliance Communications made a Rs 550 crore payment, including interest, to Ericsson just a day before expiry of the deadline set by the Supreme Court to clear dues or face a three-month jail term.

In a statement, RCom said Rs 550 crore dues to Ericsson, including interest dues, has been made in compliance with the Supreme Court judgement. Anil, whose businesses in telecom and power sectors went into heavy debt in the face of regulatory headwinds and intense competition, thanked Mukesh and his wife Nita for bailing him out.