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64. Private alienation of property after attachment to be void.

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64. Private alienation of property after attachment to be void.

1[(1)] Where an attachment has been made, any private transfer or delivery of the property attached or of any interest therein and any payment to the judgment-debtor of any debt, dividend or other monies contrary to such attachment, shall be void as against all claims enforceable under the attachment.

2[(2) Nothing in this section shall apply to any private transfer or delivery of the property attached or of any interest therein, made in pursuance of any contract for such transfer or delivery entered into and registered before the attachment.]

Explanation-For the purposes of this section, claims enforceable under an attachment include claims for the rateable distribution of assets.

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Sale of attached property before dismissal of execution application is void; Nancy John Lyndon v. Prabhati Lal Chodhury, AIR 1987 SC 2061.

1. Section 64 renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 22 of 2002, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 1-7-2002).

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