No lien on deposit in DRAT


Dismissing an appeal in Axis Bank v SBS Organics Private Limited & Anr the Supreme Court held that a partial deposit held by the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) as a pre-condition for considering an appeal on merits in terms of section 18 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002, is not a secured asset.

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