The Bombay High Court today (17.01.2013) granted ad-interim stay against coercive recovery pursuant to Circular No. 967/01/2013 – CX, Dated 1st January, 2013 issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
The orders were passed in the case of Uhde India Pvt. Ltd vs. Union of IOndia ( WP 380 of 2013) , Exide Industries Ltd vs. The Union of India (WP No. 381 of 2013) and connected matters. The Petitions are now listed for admission on 31.01.2013 to enable the Department to file a reply.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court has already granted on 09.01.2013 a stay in the matter in the case of Ultratech Cement Ltd vs. Union of India W.P. No. 736 of 2013.