The Richardson and Cruddas Limited (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Act,1972
Section 4. General effect of meeting
(1) The undertaking of the old company shall be deemed to include all assets, rights, powers, authorities and privileges and all property, movable and immovable, cash balances, reserve funds, investments and all the rights and interests in, or arising out of, such property as were immediately before the appointed day in the ownership, possession, power or control of the old company in relation to the undertaking, whether within or without India, and all books of account, registers (other than register of members and documents relating thereto), records and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto and shall also be deemed to include all borrowings, liabilities and obligations of whatever kind then subsisting of the old company in relation to the undertaking.
(2) Unless otherwise expressly provided by this Act, all contracts, deeds, bonds, agreements, powers of attorney, grants of legal representation and other instruments of whatever nature subsisting or having effect immediately before the appointed day which relate to the undertaking of the old company, shall be of as full force and effect in favour of the Central Government, and on the transfer of such undertaking to the new company, of such new company and may be enforced or acted upon as fully and effectively as if they had related to the Central Government or the new company, as the case may be.
(a) If, on the appointed day, a proceeding instituted by the old company in relation to the undertaking referred to in section 3 is pending, such proceeding may, as from that day, be continued by the Central Government or, on the transfer of the undertaking to the new company, by the new company.
(b) If, on the appointed day, any cause of action is existing against the old company in relation to the undertaking referred to in section 3, such cause of action may, as from that day, be enforced against the Central Government or, on the transfer of the undertaking to the new company, against the new company.
(c) Save as otherwise provided in clauses (a) and (b), no suit, proceeding or cause of action by or against the old company shall be continued or enforced by or against the Central Government or the new company.