KRISHAK BHARATI COOPERATIVE LIMITED Vs. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX & ANOATHER
September, 10th 2013
The facts are not in dispute. The appellant had built a fertilizer plant at Hazira, West Bengal. Government of India held equity share capital in the appellant society. By their letter dated 20th April, 1988, the Government of India converted a part of their equity share capital amounting to Rs.16 crores into a loan with retrospective effect; Rs.6 crores from 26th December, 1983 and Rs.10 crores from 20th January, 1984. As a result of the said conversion, the appellant became liable to pay interest on the said amount, which was payable with effect from 26th December, 1983 on loan of Rs.6 crores and 20th January, 1984 for loan of Rs.10 crores. Interest payable on the said loan was capitalised upto 28th February, 1986, i.e., the date on which the commercial production started in the fertilizer plant at Hazira.