SC breather to Jaypee Associates, extends deadline to despoit Rs 125 crore: 10 things to know

By: | Published: December 15, 2017 4:34 PM

Supreme Court granted an extension to Jaiprakash Associate Limited (JAL) on Friday for depositing Rs 125 crore. The date has been extended to January 25 next year from December this year.

supreme court, 12 special courts, high court, Delhi BJP leader, Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha ,  Special CourtsSupreme Court has warned the company contempt proceedings if it fails to deposit the given amount by January 25.

Supreme Court granted an extension to Jaiprakash Associate Limited (JAL) on Friday for depositing Rs 125 crore. The date has been extended to January 25 next year from the earlier fixed date of December this year. Here are the 10 things to know:

1)Supreme Court has warned the company contempt proceedings if it fails to deposit the given amount by January 25.

2)The real estate firm on Thursday deposited Rs 150 crore in the Supreme Court registry in pursuance of a direction aimed at protecting the interests of hassled home buyers.

3)The court on November 22 had accepted a demand draft of Rs 275 crore submitted by the real estate firm and directed it to pay another two tranches of Rs 150 crore and Rs 125 crore respectively by December 14 and 31.

4) Earlier, the court had directed 13 directors of JAL not to alienate their personal properties.The top court had also made it clear that it was granting “indulgence” to allow the firm to deposit Rs 2,000 crore in installments as the interest of homebuyers was “paramount”.

5) It had restrained 13 directors — five promoters and eight independent directors, from alienating their personal properties as well as that of their immediate family members. The apex court’s direction that the directors shall not alienate their or their family members’ personal properties in any manner implies freezing of their assets.

6)It had also warned the directors that any violation of its directive would hold them liable for criminal prosecution and contempt action. The JAL directors had filed affidavits giving details of their personal assets and they are now required to appear again on January 10. The apex court, on November 13, had also restrained the managing director and the directors of Jaypee Infratech Ltd from travelling abroad without prior permission.

7)The court had asked Jaypee Infratech to hand over the records to the interim resolution professional (IRP) to draft a resolution plan indicating protection of interests of over 32,000 hassled home buyers and creditors.

8) It had also stayed any proceedings instituted against Jaypee Infratech for any purpose in any forum like the consumer commission, as the IRP has been given control of the company’s management.

9) Homebuyers including one Chitra Sharma, through lawyer Ashwarya Sinha, had moved the apex court saying around 32,000 people had booked their flats and are now paying instalments.

10)The top court had on September 4 stayed insolvency proceedings against the real estate firm at National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Flat buyers, under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of 2016, do not fall in the category of secured creditors like banks and hence they can get back their money only if something is left after repaying the secured and operational creditors, Sharma, in her plea, said.

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