- The High Court had asked SpiceJet to deposit the amount in two parts
- Case relates to share transfer dispute with SpiceJet's previous owner
- SpiceJet had challenged the High Court's order
Sun Group chief Kalanithi Maran and his Kal Airways had in their suit sought issuance of stock warrants in SpiceJet as per a sale purchase agreement of 2015 which had led to transfer of ownership of the budget carrier to Ajay Singh. Mr Maran and Kal Airways had alleged that despite giving Rs 579 crore to SpiceJet, the carrier had failed to issue them the warrants and that the amount was not utilised for paying statutory dues.
Under the sale purchase agreement, Mr Maran and Kal Airways had transferred their entire 350,428,758 equity shares (58.46 per cent stake) in the airline to Ajay Singh.
According to the agreement, Mr Maran and Kal Airways were to receive the redeemable warrants in return for the amount they were to give to the airline towards operating costs and debt payment, Mr Maran had said in his plea.
(With agency inputs)