Analysis of the Power of the Arbitral Tribunal to Order Attachment of Property

In this blog post, Jyotsna Punshi (4th-yr, NUALS, Kochi) writes about the power of the arbitral tribunal to order attachment of property u/s 17 of the Arbitration Act vis-à-vis Order 38 Rule 5 of CPC. In order to present a clearer understanding of the current legal position, this article deliberates upon whether an arbitral tribunal can order an attachment of property as a grant of interim relief and whether in exercise of such power, the tribunal is under an obligation to act in accordance with the said provision of CPC in extensor.