The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
Part-II Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation for Corporate Persons
Chapter-VII Offences and Penalties
Section 73: Punishment for false representations to creditors.
*73. Where any officer of the corporate debtor—
(a) on or after the insolvency commencement date, makes a false representation or commits any fraud for the purpose of obtaining the consent of the creditors of the corporate debtor or any of them to an agreement with reference to the affairs of the corporate debtor, during the corporate insolvency resolution process, or the liquidation process;
(b) prior to the insolvency commencement date, has made any false representation, or committed any fraud, for that purpose,
he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years, but may extend to five years or with fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees, but may extend to one crore rupees, or with both.
*This shall come into force w.e.f. from 01.12.2016.
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