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Shankar Lal Vs. Badr-un-nissa Bibi and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1919)ILR61All384
AppellantShankar Lal
RespondentBadr-un-nissa Bibi and ors.
Excerpt:
act no. xii of 1887 (bengal, agra and assam civil courts act), section 21 - civil procedure code (1908), order xxxiv, rule6--decree over in a mortgage suit--appeal--forum of appeal to be decided by valuation of suit. - .....repealed) for a personal decree, which was granted by the subordinate judge. it is against the decree of subordinate judge so made that the present appeal is filed. the preliminary objection is that the appeal should have been presented to the district judge and not to the high court. section 21 of act xii of 1887, (civil courts act) provides that an appeal should lie from a decree of the subordinate judge to the district judge where the value of the original suit was under rs. 5,000. the appellant seems to have thought that because a fresh decree was granted under order xxxiv, rule 6, and the amount of that decree exceeded rs. 5,000, this court was the proper court to which to present the appeal. we think this view was erroneous. we accordingly allow the preliminary objection and.....
Judgment:

Henry Richards, Kt., C.J. and Pramada Charan Banerji, J.

1. A preliminary objection is taken to the hearing of this appeal, The original suit was a suit on foot of a mortgage and the value of the suit was a sum below Rs. 5,000. The usual mortgage decree was made, and the decree was afterwards made absolute, and eventually, it appears, the mortgaged property was sold, but proved insufficient to discharge the amount. Thereupon an application was made under Order XXXIV, Rule 6, corresponding with Section 90 of the Transfer of Property Act, (since repealed) for a personal decree, which was granted by the Subordinate Judge. It is against the decree of Subordinate Judge so made that the present appeal is filed. The preliminary objection is that the appeal should have been presented to the District Judge and not to the High Court. Section 21 of Act XII of 1887, (Civil Courts Act) provides that an appeal should lie from a decree of the Subordinate Judge to the District Judge where the value of the original suit was under Rs. 5,000. The appellant seems to have thought that because a fresh decree was granted under Order XXXIV, Rule 6, and the amount of that decree exceeded Rs. 5,000, this Court was the proper court to which to present the appeal. We think this view was erroneous. We accordingly allow the preliminary objection and direct that the memorandum of appeal be returned to the appellant for presentation in the proper court. The respondents must have their costs of this appeal. The memorandum of appeal may be returned as soon as possible.


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