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  • 2017 (9) TMI 491

    Offence under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 - penalty imposed - reason to believe for default - Held that - From the perusal of the SCN, it is clear that the, details furnished by the respondent department in the SCN, were vague and sketchy at best, for the appellant to trace back the contentious transaction of DM16000, which happened eight years back with respect to the time when the first letter was sent to the appellant Company by the ....... + More


  • 2017 (9) TMI 127

    Interest on the amount of the Award - Payment of actual rate of interest earned by the respondent on the amount seized and confiscated from the petitioner - accretion to the amount seized from the petitioner - Held that - In the present case it is admitted that the respondent had received interest amounting to ₹1,64,52,470/- on the separate fixed deposit created from the currency seized. However, it is seen that the respondent has paid only....... + More


  • 2017 (8) TMI 1016

    Provision of Section 78 of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 and Section 44 of the Act applicability - Held that - The petitioner who had come to India from foreign country, wanted that their NRI Account/FCNR Account may be continued in the same status. It was a kind of privilege claimed. Such status could be accorded only within the permissible parameters and in accordance with law by the Reserve Bank of India. It is difficult to conceiv....... + More


  • 2017 (8) TMI 423

    Alternative remedy of appeal - Guilty for contravention of the provisions of Section 3(c) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 - Held that - When the statutory alternative remedy of appeal is available, the High Court should not entertain an application under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. When a right or liability is created by the statute, the High Court must insist that before availing remedy under Article 226 of the Constit....... + More


  • 2017 (7) TMI 1017

    Contravention of certain provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 - Held that - It is of conscious of the fact that by this order, the petitioner should not take advantage and protract the proceedings. Likewise by rejecting this petition, I am of the considered view that it would amount to denial of a reasonable opportunity of argument since framing of charges is an important event in the trial of warrant cases. In order to strike the ....... + More


  • 2017 (7) TMI 312

    Penalties on account of violation of Sections 9(1)(b) and (d), Section 68(1), Section 64(2) and 63 of FERA - Whether the show cause notice is void being received by appellant after the sun set period? - Whether the statements given under section 108 of the Customs Act can be used as evidence against the accused? - Held that - The new law (FEMA) continues to govern action vis- -vis all offences under the repealed law (FERA) in accordance with the ....... + More


  • 2017 (7) TMI 73

    Detention orders - Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974 (in short COFEPOSA Act ) against the husband of the petitioner - Held that - We have discussed the role and position of the detenue in the smuggling ring. The detenue was not a mere carrier and was in-charge of the Delhi operations of the racket as the kingpin Sh.Narendra Kumar Jain was based in Guwahati. It is clear that the activities of the det....... + More


  • 2017 (6) TMI 983

    Condonation of delay - period of limitation - submission of the respondents that FEMA is a special statute and, therefore, the provisions of Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963, would have no application - Held that - Having regard to the provisions of the Statute, we are of the view that, given the language of the proviso to Section 35 of FEMA, this Court does not have a power to condone the delay beyond the time prescribed therein. The langua....... + More


  • 2017 (6) TMI 957

    Non release and repatriate to India any foreign exchange which is due or accrued - Whether the company had failed to take all reasonable steps within the prescribed period, to release and repatriate to India, any foreign exchange which is due or accrued to it and in failure to do so, the department shall proceed, as per Section 8 of the Act, read with Regulation 3 of the Foreign Exchange Management (Realization, Repatriation and Surrender of Fore....... + More


  • 2017 (5) TMI 492

    Enforcement of the Award - recognition and enforcement of Award made in favour of Docomo - Held that - As regards the refusal of permission by RBI for the second time, after the Award, the seeking of such permission by Tata was based on its earlier opposition to the Award which was similar to the one raised now by RBI. With Tata having accepted the Award as such, it has withdrawn its objections thereto and consequently its stand in the applicatio....... + More


  • 2017 (4) TMI 930

    Proceedings under Section 13 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 read with Rule 9 of the Foreign Exchange Management (Adjudication Proceedings and Appeal) Rules, 2000 - Held that - Reasons have been clearly disclosed by the second respondent in the communications dated 04.11.2016 by specifically indicating that the case requires an indepth examination, meaning thereby, the objections raised by the petitioners as against the allegations l....... + More


  • 2017 (4) TMI 729

    Enforcement of a foreign award - express representations were made that the transactions were in compliance with the applicable laws, it is now contended that the SHA was only a device to circumvent the provisions of FEMA - Held that - The conduct and the stand of Unitech can most charitably be described as plainly dishonest. This court is of the view that permitting Unitech to prevail on such contentions to resist the enforcement of Award would ....... + More


  • 2017 (4) TMI 4

    Rejecting the petition of the petitioner for releasing the foreign currency notes recovered from the vehicle of the petitioner - Held that - From plain reading of Section 451 of Cr P C, it appears that the Court should pass order with regard to the custody or release of the seized articles. Admittedly, the petitioner was having licence to deal in foreign currency and his licence was valid up till 31.08.2016. He applied for renewal of his licence ....... + More


  • 2017 (3) TMI 1059

    Penalty imposed under FEMA for contravention of the provisions of Section 9(1)(b) and Section 72(i)(c) of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 - Single Judge declined to entertain the writ petition on the ground that an alternative efficacious remedy of appeal is available against the impugned order - Held that - Having regard to the specific case of the writ petitioner/appellant herein that the impugned order was in violation of the principles ....... + More


  • 2017 (2) TMI 656

    Complainant preferred a complaint under Sections 8(1), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(a) of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973, punishable under Section 56(1)(i) of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 - Held that - On perusal of the entire materials available on record, it is clearly revealed that so many incriminating materials available against the petitioner/A3. It is also revealed that the petitioner/A3 was informed by A2 about the business transa....... + More


  • 2017 (2) TMI 518

    Complaint under Sections 8(1), 9(1)(a) and 14 of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 - Acquirng foreign exchange without previous general or special permission from the Reserve Bank of India during the year 1994/95 from persons not being authorised dealers in foreign exchange and deposited the amounts in a bank account outside India - Held that - On perusal of the letter written by the respondent, the contention of the respondent that he is....... + More


  • 2017 (1) TMI 1342

    Purchase of agricultural lands in India in violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) - Detention of passport - Look Out Circular issued - Whether the passport of the petitioner can be impounded and the impugned notices issued by the respondents are sustainable? - Held that - As per the instructions issued by the respondents/ department, look out circular can be issued against (i) persons with terrorist or militant links (ii) beligerent ....... + More


  • 2017 (1) TMI 1166

    Penalty for contraventions of the provisions of Sections 8(1), 9(1)(a) and 14 of FERA - legal status of the appellant independently - Held that - As seen from the records that the appellant claimed not a citizen before the Division Bench of this Court in the Habeas Corpus Petition. In the election petition filed by him, he claimed as an Indian citizen. But before the Foreign Exchange Regulation authorities, he claimed as if he is a non-resident I....... + More


  • 2017 (1) TMI 1114

    Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976 - forfeiture order - detention of the original petitioners - Held that - In the present case, the original petitioner is not a person of no means. Her father owned properties and wrote a will. Later, it was cancelled and the family members had a registered deed of partition among themselves. Further, her father was a gold and silver merchant and has declared jewellery ....... + More


  • 2017 (1) TMI 826

    Violation of Section 8 (3) and Section 8 (4) of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 read with Chapter 7A.20 (i) of the Exchange Control Manual, 1995 - Held that - Courts have repeatedly held that in quasi criminal proceedings the penalty should not be imposed merely because it is lawful to impose the penalty. Whether penalty should be imposed or not is a matter of discretion to be exercised judicially and on consideration of all the relevan....... + More


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