12. Duty of persons to account for assets, etc., in their possession.-
(1) Any person who has, on the appointed day, in his possession or under his control, any assets, books, documents or other papers relating to any undertaking owned by the Company, which has vested in the Central Government or in an existing, or a new, Government company under this Act, and which belongs to the Company, or would have so belonged, if the undertakings owned by the Company had not vested in the Central Government or such Government company, shall be liable to account for the said assets, books, documents and other papers to the Central Government or the Government company and shall deliver them up to the Central Government or such Government company or to such person or body of persons as the Central Government or the Government company may specify in this behalf.
(2) The Central Government may take or cause to be taken all necessary steps for securing possession of the undertakings of the Company which have vested in it under section 3.
(3) The Company shall, within such period as the Central Government may allow in this behalf, furnish to that Government a complete inventory of all its property and assets, as on the appointed day, pertaining to the undertakings which have vested in the Central Government under section 3, and, for this purpose, the Central Government or the existing, or new, Government company shall afford to the Company all reasonable facilities.