GUJARAT LEASE FINANCING LIMITED Vs. ABDULLA AKBARLI AND CO
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
GUJARAT LEASE FINANCING LIMITED
ABDULLA AKBARALI AND COMPANY
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(1.)Special leave granted.
(2.)In the instant case, the appellant had filed a suit under order 37 CPC against the respondents for recovery of money. As per the appellant, loan had been granted to the respondents and when they failed to repay the same, the suit had to be filed for recovery thereof along with interest on the principal amount. The respondents filed an application for leave to defend. Curiously enough, the trial court granted unconditional leave by holding that an injunction had been issued, restraining the respondents from transferring the shares of M/s. Volvo Steels Ltd. and, therefore, that was a ground for granting unconditional leave. It may here be noticed that according to the respondents, the loan so obtained was used for purchasing the shares of M/s. Volvo Steels ltd. It is stated by Mr. R. P. Bhatt, learned senior counsel for the respondents that the company-M/s. Volvo Steels Ltd. has become sick and is before the B. I. F. R. The shares of the said company are more or less of no value. The challenge to the order granting unconditional leave failed before the High Court. Hence, these appeals.
(3.)It was sought to be contended in this court that the loan was in effect given to M/s. Volvo Steels Ltd. and not to the three respondents in their individual capacity. On 29th november, 2001, order was passed directing to place on record the balance sheets of M/s. Volvo Steels Ltd. in order to ascertain whether in the said balance sheets, this amount was shown as due and payable by the company to the appellant herein.
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