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NCLT admits insolvency petition of IDBI against Jaypee Infra

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tribunal has admitted the insolvency filed by against debt-ridden Jaypee Infratech.

The bench of NCLT has admitted the filed by under Section 7 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, Jaypee Infratech said in a regulatory filing.

"Consequent upon withdrawal of objections filed by the company, NCLT, Bench has on August 9 pronounced operating portion of its order admitting the of Ltd filed under Section 7 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 and appointing Interim Resolution Professional," it said.

Jaypee Infratech is into road and real estate sectors. It has constructed Yamuna Expressway, connecting and Agra.

Jaypee group is selling its assets to reduce debt.

in June closed the of cement plants of for Rs 16,189 crore.

Bankruptcy proceedings have also been initiated against other companies including Bhushan Steel, & Power Ltd, Electrosteel Steel and Lanco Infratech, Alok Industries and Jyoti Structures, which are among the 12 major non- performing asset (NPA) or bad loan cases identified by the Reserve

The 12 accounts alone constitute a quarter of the over Rs 8 lakh crore of NPAs. Of the total, Rs 6 lakh crore are with public sector banks alone.

These accounts have an exposure of more than Rs 5,000 crore each, with 60 per cent or more classified as bad loans by banks as of March 2016.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 21:48 IST