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2022 (9) TMI 748 - Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Maintainability of application - initiation of CIRP - Corporate Debtor failed to make repayment of its dues - Operational Creditors - existence of debt and dispute or not - time limitation - service of demand notice - whether the demand notice in Form 3 dated 19.02.2022 was properly served? - HELD THAT:- The demand notice dated 19.02.2022 was sent through courier on the registered office of the respondent/corporate debtor and the same was delivered on 21.02.2022. Demand notice was also sent through e-mail on 07.03.2022 at the registered e-mail address of the corporate debtor as available on the master data of the MCA.
Whether the operational debt was disputed by the corporate debtor? - HELD THAT:- The petitioner/operational creditor has filed an affidavit under Section 9(3)(b) of the Code, wherein it has been deposed that the it has not received any reply to the demand notice dated 19.02.2022 and that no notice has been given by the corporate debtor relating to a dispute of the unpaid operational debt and there is no pre-existing dispute between the parties.
Whether this application was filed within limitation? - HELD THAT:- A perusal of the case file shows that the application was filed vide Diary No.00757 dated 22.04.2022 (refiled on 20.05.2022), whereas the date of default is 17.12.2019, therefore, this Adjudicating Authority finds that this application has been filed within limitation.
There is a total unpaid operational debt (in default) of ₹1,35,15,157/-. As noted above, the operational creditor has provided the details of the debt due and has also annexed with the petition copy of ledger account statement, and invoices. Accordingly, the petitioner/operational creditor has established the debt and the default, which is more than Rupees one lakh i.e. the threshold limit - It is seen that the petition preferred by the petitioner is complete in all respects. The material on record clearly goes to show that the respondent committed default in payment of the claimed operational debt even after demand made by the petitioner. In view of the satisfaction of the conditions provided for in Section 9(5)(i) of the Code, the petition for initiation of the CIRP in the case of the corporate debtor, Sarv Awas Housing Bhiwadi Private Limited is admitted.
Petition admitted - moratorium declared.