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2019 (2) TMI 1725

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..... tments or set-off is applicable only when mutual obligations subsisting, here no debt is payable by KSEB to the corporate debtor. Since the Escrow Account has come into existence by the order passed by this bench, once any money has come to Escrow Account towards the bills on the condition power would be supplied on deposit of bills in the Escrow Account, the RP is not at liberty to give treatment in the Resolution Plan towards the money paid against the preadmission dues. This application is hereby disposed of directing the Resolution Professional to release the money deposited in the Escrow Account to KSEB. - MA/535/2018 In CP/552 and 553/IB/CB/CB/2017 - Dated:- 25-2-2019 - MR B.S.V. PRAKASH KUMAR, MEMBER (JUDICIAL) AND MR S. VIJAYARAGHAV .....

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..... he view that this MA has become infructuous because the supply has been restored on the interim directions given by this Bench. 4. But for one fact we need to advert to the earlier orders directing the Resolution Professional to deposit the dues against supply of power during the period of CIRP, because on such deposit being pending deposited in Escrow Account, since Bench has held the issue of payment is subject to the outcome of this MA, so now that point left for decision is as to whether this money has to go towards the dues during CIRP period as claimed by KSEB, or to justify the adjustments shown by the RP. 5. As to this issue, the RP says that entire ₹ 3.25 crores need not be paid, because the payments made by the RP (on behalf .....

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..... g for adjustments except asking for restoration of power supply, therefore whatever payments already made towards dues on its own could not be now treated as money payable to the corporate debtor under the assumption that arrear payments should be treated as money returnable to the corporate debtor. KSEB counsel further says that it was paid in the ordinary course of business without any direction from any Court of Law. Now the Resolution Professional or Corporate Debtor cannot make it as something that has to come to Corporate Debtor. He says if at all this kind of treatment is given to the payments already received by the Electricity Board, the Government will not be in a position to provide electricity to the people who are paying money .....

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..... have any bearing over the money already paid to KSEB. 10. Since the money already deposited in the Escrow Account being towards the bills raised during CIRP period, it shall be released to KSEB. Release of money lying in Escrow Account cannot be linked to the arrears already paid by the Corporate Debtor, adjustments or set-off is applicable only when mutual obligations subsisting, here no debt is payable by KSEB to the corporate debtor. Since the Escrow Account has come into existence by the order passed by this bench, once any money has come to Escrow Account towards the bills on the condition power would be supplied on deposit of bills in the Escrow Account, the RP is not at liberty to give treatment in the Resolution Plan towards the mon .....

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