As my clients opened the registered post their worst nightmare came true. It was a show-cause notice issued by a government department. It threatened to take coercive action, including closure of business and arrest of directors and senior officials of the company, if reply was not provided to the ‘satisfaction’ of the government within the date mentioned in the notice.
The matter was indeed serious. For the next fortnight or so my client’s office was in a tizzy. Naturally, nothing else mattered. After all, it was a matter of life and death for them.