The Richardson and Cruddas Limited (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Act,1972
Section 5. Duty to deliver possession of property acquired and documents relating thereto
(1) Where any property has vested in the Central Government under section 3, every person in whose possession or custody or under whose control the property may be, shall deliver the property to the Central Government forthwith.
(2) Any person who, on the appointed day, has in the possession or under his control, any books, documents or other papers relating to the undertaking which has vested in the Central Government under this Act and which belong to the old company, or, would have so belonged if the undertaking of the old company had not vested in the Central Government, shall be liable to account for the said books, documents or other papers to the Central Government and, on the transfer of such undertaking to the new company, to that company, and shall deliver them up to the Central Government or the new company, as the case may be, or to such other person as the Central Government or the new company may specify in this behalf.
(3) The Central Government may take, or cause to be taken, all necessary steps for securing possession of all properties which have vested in that Government under section 3.