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Essar steel case: GPI Textiles withdraws plea against Arcelor's bid

With dues worth Rs 300 crore, the RP had moved NCLT Ahmedabad without prior approval of GPI Textiles' CoC or NCLT Chandigarh, under whose jurisdiction it fell

Vinay Umarji 

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The resolution professional (RP) of L N Mittal’s younger brother Pramod Mittal-led has withdrawn its interlocutory application from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Ahmedabad seeking quashing of ArcelorMittal’s takeover bid of the insolvent Essar Steel.

Acting independent of the GPI Textiles’ Committee of Creditors (CoC), the RP had moved the NCLT's Ahmedabad Bench seeking quashing of L N Mittal-led ArcelorMittal’s resolution plan on the grounds of non-payment of dues.

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Apparently, according to an affidavit submitted with the NCLT, GPI Textiles’ CoC has chosen not to seek such a quashing. With dues worth Rs 300 crore, the RP had moved Ahmedabad without prior approval of GPI Textiles’ CoC or Chandigarh, under whose jurisdiction it fell.

On the other hand, the two-member bench of the Ahmedabad concluded hearing cross arguments between Standard Chartered Bank, RP as well as CoC of Essar Steel, and Pronouncement of the order, which could affect ArcelorMittal’s bid, has been reserved for later.

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 23:13 IST
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