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Sidheshvar Martand Hagre and ors. Vs. Ganpatrao Baburao Patil and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectTenancy
CourtMumbai
Decided On
Reported inAIR1926Bom303
AppellantSidheshvar Martand Hagre and ors.
RespondentGanpatrao Baburao Patil and ors.
Excerpt:
- - 2. the appellate judge allowed the plaintiffs to get possession of that survey number as well, following the decision in martand v......was omitted from the order because in execution of a money a decree against the mortgagors, their equity of redemption in that property was sold.2. the appellate judge allowed the plaintiffs to get possession of that survey number as well, following the decision in martand v. dhondo [1897] 22 bom. 624. defendant no. 1 has appealed, and the respondent's pleader rightly admitted that the decision in khiarajmal v. daim [1904] 32 cal. 296 governs the case, and the case of martand v. dhondo [1897] 22 bom. 624 cannot now be considered as an authority, as was pointed out in govindrao v. waman [1909] s.a. no. 474 of 1909 (unreported) in this court.3. the appellant, however, contended that the plaintiffs weie not entitled to redeem more than their share of the mortgaged property, because there.....
Judgment:

Macleod, C.J.

1. This was a redemption suit filed by the plaintiffs, and after a somewhat varied career the suit was decided by the Subordinate Judge who directed the plaintiffs to recover possession of the property in suit, except Prat. No. 86, Survey No. 79, without paying anything to Defendant No. 1. That one land referred to was omitted from the order because in execution of a money a decree against the mortgagors, their equity of redemption in that property was sold.

2. The appellate Judge allowed the plaintiffs to get possession of that Survey number as well, following the decision in Martand v. Dhondo [1897] 22 Bom. 624. Defendant No. 1 has appealed, and the respondent's pleader rightly admitted that the decision in Khiarajmal v. Daim [1904] 32 Cal. 296 governs the case, and the case of Martand v. Dhondo [1897] 22 Bom. 624 cannot now be considered as an authority, as was pointed out in Govindrao v. Waman [1909] S.A. No. 474 of 1909 (unreported) in this Court.

3. The appellant, however, contended that the plaintiffs weie not entitled to redeem more than their share of the mortgaged property, because there were other mortgagors who could not join in a redemption suit owing to the bar of limitation.

4. Now the ordinary principle is that one tenant-in-common as mortgagor can redeem the whole property. No reason has been shown in this case why the ordinary rule should not be followed beyond this, that the mortgagee had become entitled by purchase of the equity of redemption in one property mortgaged. There has been no severance of the equity of redemption according to the shares of the mortgagors, which could possibly justify the Court in holding that the plaintiffs had lost their right to redeem.

5. In that respect the appeal fails. But the appeal will be allowed to this extent that the plaintiffs cannot get possession of Prat. No. 86, Survey No. 79. No order as to costs.


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