In the case of M/s Galaxy Indo Fab. Limited  Vs. Union of India and others since the appeal could not be decided within a period of 180 days, the M/s Galaxy Indo Fab. Limited (petitioner) moved a miscellaneous application for extension of the stay order. The Tribunal vide order dated 14.8.2008 extended the stay order, already granted, till the disposal of the appeal. The aforesaid order of the Tribunal has neither been challenged by the Revenue before higher Court nor it has been vacated. The aforesaid order of the Tribunal exists till date. Despite the aforesaid order of the Tribunal granting stay till the disposal of appeal, the respondent-Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise Division, Rae Bareli has issued the impugned notice of demand dated 11.1.2010 for recovery of Rupees 652.16 lacs.

Knowingly there is an order of Tribunal staying the demand till the disposal of appeal, the demand notice has been issued. we propose to impose an exemplary costs of Rupees one lac on the respondent-officer, which will be payable to the petitioner within two months by a account payee cheque or draft with a further warning to the officer not to act in haste and arbitrarily in future

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