Pennar Paterson Ltd Vs. M/S.Shikshak Sahakari Bank Ltd  INSC 738 (29 April
Tarun Chatterjee & Harjit Singh Bedi
O R D E R CIVIL APPEAL NO.4032 OF 2002 In this appeal, the appellant M/s.
Pennar Paterson Ltd. calls in question whether the expression "other legal
proceedings" occurring in Section 446(1) of the Companies Act, 1956
includes criminal proceedings or not. The High Court by the impugned order has
held that it does not, relying on a decision of this Court in the case of M/s.
BSI Ltd. & Anr. vs. Gift Holdings Pvt. Ltd.& Anr. Etc.
[AIR 2000 SC 926]. The question involved in this appeal is also covered by
the aforesaid decision relied on by the High Court. We do not find any merit in
this appeal. The learned counsel appearing for the appellant also could not
satisfy us nor could he distinguish the decision relied on by the High Court.
Since the question is covered by the aforesaid decision of this Court, we do
not find any merit in this appeal. Accordingly the appeal is dismissed with no
order as to costs.
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