Now liquidation was the only alternative available under the IBC..,” the counsel for IRP said.
Liquidation will mean the company’s assets will be sold and lenders will have the first right over the sale proceedings.
However, the bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, judge AM Khanwilkar and judge DY Chandhrachud reiterated that the primary aim is to ensure that flat buyers get relief.
After IRP invited bids for Jaypee, Lakshadweep -a joint venture between Sudhir Valia-led Suraksha Asset Reconstruction Company and Dosti Realty, Adani Group and a joint venture between Kotak Realty and Cube Highways showed interest and submitted the resolution plans.
Jaypee Group’s promoter Manoj Gaur also made an offer of over Rs 10,000 crore.
However in May, committee of creditors (CoC) of Jaypee Infratech rejected the offer of Lakshadweep and didn’t consider the one submitted by Gaur. All other offers were previously rejected.
The company has an outstanding debt of nearly Rs 9,800 crore from Axis Bank, Bank Of Maharashtra, Corporation Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI, IIFCL, IFCI, J&K Bank, LIC, SBI, Syndicate Bank, Srei Equipment Finance and Union Bank.
Meanwhile, Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) through its counsel Anupam Lal Das pleaded that they had a plan for Jaypee Infratech outside the IBC which could be successful.
During the hearing, Ajit Sinha, senior advocate appearing for the home buyers brought to the notice of the apex court that the builder had still not complied with the September 2017 order of depositing Rs 2,000 crore.
The company has deposited a total of Rs 750 crore with the registry of the Supreme Court till da
SC will now hear the case in detail on May 16.