Section 65 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC): Fraudulent or malicious initiation of proceedings

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Part-II Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation for Corporate Persons

Chapter-VI Adjudicating Authority for Corporate Persons

Section 65: Fraudulent or malicious initiation of proceedings.

*65. (1) If, any person initiates the insolvency resolution process or liquidation proceedings fraudulently or with malicious intent for any purpose other than for the resolution of insolvency, or liquidation, as the case may be, the Adjudicating Authority may impose upon such person a penalty which shall not be less than one lakh rupees, but may extend to one crore rupees.

(2) If, any person initiates voluntary liquidation proceedings with the intent to defraud any person, the Adjudicating Authority may impose upon such person a penalty which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but may extend to one crore rupees.

1[(3) If, any person initiates the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process—

(a) fraudulently or with malicious intent for any purpose other than for the resolution of insolvency; or

(b) with the intent to defraud any person,

the Adjudicating Authority may impose upon such person a penalty which shall not be less than one lakh rupees, but may extend to one crore rupees.]


Reference

*Effective from 01.12.2016.

1. Ins. by the IBC (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, w.e.f. 04.04.2021.

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