Principles of Natural Justice to be followed before branding a company a Shell Company, Gauhati HC

Bar & Bench April 19 2019
Gauhati High Court - shell company

Rahul Unnikrishnan

Recently, the Gauhati High Court, in Assam Co. India Ltd. v Union of India (2019) 213 Comp Cas 420 (Gauhati), held that the term “shell company” is not defined in any statute, and as such, an order branding any company as a shell company, without serving notice or hearing, violates principles of natural justice.   

Facts of the case

In the instant case, the petitioner was in the business of cultivation and manufacture of . . .

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