Companies (Court) Rules, 1959
Every person who intends to appear at the hearing of a petition, whether to support or oppose the petition, shall serve on the petitioner or his advocate, notice of his intention at the address given in the advertisement. The notice shall contain the address of such person, and be signed by him or his advocate, and save as otherwise provided by these Rules shall be served (or if sent by post, shall be posted in such time as to reach the addressee) not later than two days previous to the day of bearing, and in the case of a petition for winding-up, not later than five days previous to the day of hearing. Such notice shall be in Form No. 9, with such variations as the circumstances may require, and where such person intends to oppose the petition, the grounds of his opposition, or a copy of his affidavit, if any, shall be furnished along with the notice. Any person who has failed to comply with this Rule shall not, except with the leave of the Judge, be allowed to appear at the hearing of the petition.