Alcock Ashdown Company Limited (Acquisition of Undertakings Act,1973

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Act No : 56


Section : General effect of vesting.

4. General effect of vesting. (1) The undertakings of the company shall be deemed to include all assets, rights, powers, authorities and privileges and all property, movable and immovable, cash balances, reserve funds, investments and all other rights and interests in, or arising out of, such property as were immediately before the appointed day in the ownership, possession, power or control of the company, 2*[in relation to the undertakings] whether within or outside India, and all books of account, registers and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto. 2*[Explanation.--For the avoidance of doubts, it is hereby declared that the expression "undertakings of the company" does not include-- (a) any debts due to the company; and (b) any amounts recoverable by the company from its shareholders or directors.] (2) All property included as aforesaid in the undertakings which have vested in the Central Government under section 3 shall, by force of such vesting, be freed and discharged from any trusts, obligations, mortgages, charges, liens and other incumbrances affecting it, and any attachment, injunction or any decree or order of any court restricting the use of such property in any manner shall be deemed to have been withdrawn. (3) If, on the appointed day, any suit, appeal or other proceeding of whatever nature in relation to any business of the undertakings of the company is pending by or against the company, the same shall not abate, be discontinued or be, in any way, prejudicially affected by reason of the transfer of the undertakings of the company or of any --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Ins. by Act 38 of 1988, s. 2. 2 Ins. by Act 33 of 1974, s. 2 (w.e.f. 14-12-1973). 419 thing contained in this Act but the suit, appeal or other proceeding may be continued, prosecuted and enforced by or against the company.


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