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Sanwal Singh Vs. Lachman Singh and anr. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtAllahabad High Court
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1875)ILR1All543
AppellantSanwal Singh
RespondentLachman Singh and anr.
Excerpt:
.....code), section 7 - relinquishment or omission to sue for any part of claim--fraud--cause of action. - cantonments act[c.a. no. 41/2006]. section 346 & cantonment fund (servants rules, 1937, rules 13, 14 & 15: [h.l. gokhale, ag. cj, p.v. hardas, naresh h. patil, r.m. borde & r.m. savant, jj] jurisdiction of school tribunal constituted under maharashtra employees of private schools (conditions of service) regulations act, (3 of 1978) held, school run by the cantonment board is a primary school and it is not a school recognised by any such board comparable to the divisional board or the state board. the school tribunal constituted under section 8 of the maharashtra act cannot entertain appeals filed under section 9 by the employees working in schools which are established and..........the plaintiff had no knowledge of this fact which was concealed from him; and he now sues to recover his share of that sum. we find that the defendant wrongfully appropriated the assets of the estate, and the judge's finding is to the effect that he dishonestly concealed from the plaintiff information that he had realised the debt. we have thus the clement of fraud introduced into the transaction and giving another cause of action to that on which the former suit was brought. we concur with the judge in holding that, under the circumstances, section 7 of act viii of 1859 cannot be applicable to bar this suit. we notice that a similar view was taken by this court in bulwant singh v. chittan singh* and without endorsing or accepting all that is in that judgment, we consider that it.....
Judgment:

Oldfield, J.

1. The plaint in the former suit is badly drawn up, but the claim, so far as the mortgage-debt is concerned, was clearly for a declaration that the plaintiff was entitled to a fifth share in the sum lent under the mortgage-deed. The plaintiff stated the principal sum to be Rs. 5,600, and his own share in that sum Rs. 1,120. He did not sue to recover any portion of the debt. He claimed by right of succession, and his cause of action was the obstruction offered by the defendants to his possession of the family estate. It appears that at the time he instituted the first suit the defendant had realised the original debt with interest to the amount of Rs. 8,624. The plaintiff had no knowledge of this fact which was concealed from him; and he now sues to recover his share of that sum. We find that the defendant wrongfully appropriated the assets of the estate, and the Judge's finding is to the effect that he dishonestly concealed from the plaintiff information that he had realised the debt. We have thus the clement of fraud introduced into the transaction and giving another cause of action to that on which the former suit was brought. We concur with the Judge in holding that, under the circumstances, Section 7 of Act VIII of 1859 cannot be applicable to bar this suit. We notice that a similar view was taken by this Court in Bulwant Singh v. Chittan Singh* and without endorsing or accepting all that is in that judgment, we consider that it expresses the course that we should adopt in this case. We dismiss the appeal with costs.

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*H.C.R. N.W.P. 1871 p. 27. For a case in which the omission was due to a bond fide mistake, and it was held, following Buzloor Ruheem v.Shamsunnissa Begum 8 W.R. P.C. 3, that the result was the same as if there had been an act of deliberate relinquishment, see Ganes Chandra Chowdhry v. Ram Kumar Chowdhry 3 B.L.R. A.C. 265 : S.C. 12 W.R.79.


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