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NCLT Mumbai bench initiates insolvency proceedings against Jet Airways

Jet Airways owes more than Rs 8,000 crore to banks, and thousands of crores more in arrears to vendors, lessors and employees

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Jet Airways
Jet airways

proceedings have been initiated against debt-ridden Jet Airways, which formally stopped flying on April 17 and saw lenders voting for bankruptcy earlier this month.

The cash-strapped company became the first domestic airliner to go into bankruptcy after the bench of the (NCLT) admitted an petition filed by SBI on behalf of 26 lenders on June 20.

"Pursuant to an order dated June 20, 2019 of NCLT Bench, Corporate Resolution Process (CIRP) has been initiated for (India) as per the provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016," said in a regulatory filing Sunday.

It further said that upon initiation of CIRP, the powers of the Board of Directors of the company have been suspended and shall be exercised by the Interim Resolution Professional.

owes more than Rs 8,000 crore to banks, and thousands of crores more in arrears to vendors, lessors and employees.

The formally stopped flying on April 17 and banks voted for bankruptcy on June 17.

The NCLT bench comprising VP Singh and Ravikumar Duraisamy set a 90-day deadline to resolution professional Ashish Chhauchharia of to conclude the resolution process, even though the allows 180 days for the same, saying "the matter is of national importance."

The bench also instructed the resolution professional to file fortnightly progress report and submit the first such report on July 5 when it will begin to hear the matter again.

First Published: Sun, June 23 2019. 15:10 IST
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