The Railway Companies (Emergency Provisions) Act,1951
Section 8. Power of directors to institute proceedings against past directors etc., for damages
(1) The directors may, if they are satisfied that it is necessary in the interests of the railway company or in the public interest so to do, institute in the name of the railway company such proceedings as they think fit for the recovery of damages for any fraud misfeasance or other misconduct in connection with the management of the affairs of the railway company committed by any person before the issue of the notified order under section 3 or for the recovery of any property of the railway company which has been misapplied or wrongfully retained by any person.
(2) No director shall be personally liable for any costs or expenses incurred in connection with any proceedings instituted by virtue of this section.