The Supreme Court on Friday ruled out remarks made against three members of the National Company Court of Appeals (NCLAT), led by acting presiding judge Bansi Lal Bhat.
The RF Nariman Justice Council chaired a relief to the applicants Judges Jarat Kumar Jain, Bavinder Singh and Vijay Pratap Singh who were part of the Bench, who referred the matter to a five-member bench headed by the Acting Court of Appeal.
“We’re with you,” the bench said.
The question referred to the five-member bench referred to the entry of the company’s book of books and the recognition of the debt by the company.
The proceedings before the 5-member panel arose after a three-member panel reference consisting of three applicants on 25 September 2020.
The three applicants before the Supreme Court prayed for the deletion of the objections of the five-judge panel, saying that they had just acknowledged the legal position that the panel had been competent enough to consider the earlier judgment on the matter.
They said it was a well-established law that the panel should not dare to make personal comments against members of the referral panel just because it felt the order of references was unsustainable or inconsistent with the law.