Topic: Section 54. Duties of Court executing decree as to property taken in e

Duties of Court executing decree as to property taken in execution

Where execution of a decree has issued against any property of a debtor which is saleable in execution, and before the sale thereof to notice is given to the Court executing the decree that an order of adjudication has been made against the debtor, the Court shall, on application, direct the property, if in the possession of the Court, to be delivered to the official assignee, but the costs of the execution shall be a first charge on the property so delivered, and the official assignee may sell the property or an adequate part thereof for the purpose of satisfying the charge.