UNION OF INDIA & ANR. Vs. M/S INDUSIND BANK LTD. & ANR.
LAWS(SC)-2016-9-18
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on September 15,2016

Union of India and Anr. Appellant
VERSUS
M/S Indusind Bank Ltd. And Anr. Respondents

JUDGEMENT

R.F.NARIMAN, J. - (1.) Leave granted.
(2.) The present appeals by the Union of India raise an interesting question as to the applicability of the 1997 Amendment to Section 28 of the Contract Act, 1872. The facts of the three appeals are similar inasmuch as they concern four exporters who belong to what is known as the GPB Group of Companies.
(3.) By a Memorandum dated 6.11.1995, issued by the Textile Commissioner under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1947, terms and conditions for export of raw cotton and cotton waste for September, 1995 - August, 1996 were laid down. The shipment was permitted only against an irrevocable letter of credit. The exporters were required to furnish a bank guarantee in the prescribed form at the rate of 10% of the contract price. The bank guarantee was required to be kept valid up to 6 months with a provision for claims for an additional three months, after the last date of shipment. The allocation of quota was on the basis of the highest unit value realization.;


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