Liquidator under IBC cannot cancel auction on the ground of expectation of higher price: SC

The Supreme Court (SC), in a case where the Liquidator acting under I&B Code, 2016 cancelled the auction on expectation of a higher price of the assets, has held that “such a cause of action would not only lead to incurring of avoidable expenses but also erode credibility of the auction process itself.” Earlier, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal had directed a fresh auction at the behest of the plea filed by one of the creditors.