Indian Bare Acts

The Companies Act, 1956

Title : The Companies Act, 1956

Year : 1956

Sec397    -     Application to Company Law Board forrelief in cases of oppression.

    (1) Any member of a company who complain that the affairs of the company are being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest or in a manner oppressive to any member or members (including any one or more of themselves) may apply to the Company Law Board for an order under this section, provided such members have a right so to apply in virtue of section 399.

    (2) If, on any application under sub-section (1), the Company Law Board is of opinion

      (a) that the companys affairs are being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest or in a manner oppressive to any member or members; and

      (b) that to wind up the company would unfairly prejudice such member or members, but that otherwise the facts would justify the making of a winding up order on the ground that it was just and equitable that the company should be wound up ;

    the Company Law Board may, with a view to bringing to an end the matters complained of, make such order as it thinks fit.


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