Dismissal of applications
17.(1) An application under section 8 may be dismissed by the Board, at any stage of its proceedings, in respect of all or any of the debts to which it relates,-
(a) if, for reasons to be stated in writing, the Board does not consider it desirable or practicable to effect a settlement of debts, or
(b) if, in the opinion of the Board-
(i) the applicant fails to pursue his applications with due diligence, or
(ii) the debtor is attempting to use the provisions of this Act with a view to defraud any creditor or any person referred to in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 11.
(2) An application under section 8 shall be dismissed by the Board, if in its opinion-
(a) such application includes a claim which is intended to defraud any creditor; or
(b) there has been transfer of any property by the debtor within two years previous to the date of such application with a view to defraud any creditor.