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Anirudh Ltd. has 4,000, 8% debentures of Rs.100 each due for redemption on March 31, 2005. The company has a debenture redemption reserve of Rs.1,50,000 on that date. Assuming that no interest is due record the necessary journal entries at the time of redemption of debentures.

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Debenture forRs.4,00,000 were to be redeemed. As per SEBI guidelines, 50% debenture redemption reserve is to be maintained. For Rs.14,00,000 it comes to Rs.2,00,000. Debenture redemption reserve already in books of account was Rs.1,50,000. Hence, entry for balance Rs. 50,000 was passed in this solution.

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