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Kalian Das and ors. Vs. Bhawani Shankar and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported in5Ind.Cas.546
AppellantKalian Das and ors.
RespondentBhawani Shankar and ors.
Excerpt:
civil procedure code (act xiv of 1882), sections 248,249 - civil procedure code (act v of 1908), order xxi, rules 22, 23--notice--objection of judgment-debtor--duty of court to entertain objections. - - section 248 distinctly says that no such notice is necessary where a previous application for execution against the judgment-debtor has been made and the court has ordered execution to issue against him. it was clearly an unnecessary proceeding.1. this appeal arises out of execution proceedings. the decree-holder put into execution a decree which he had obtained against one debi das under section 88 of the transfer of property act. in pursuance of these proceedings the mortgaged property was sold and proved insufficient to satisfy the decree. thereupon the decree-holder put in an application under section 90 of the same act, and as debi das had died in the meantime, in the names of the legal representatives of the said debi das. on the 14th of february 1903, he obtained an order under section 90 which directed the sale of such property as the decree-holder might show that kalian das and others, these representatives, had inherited from the original judgment-debtor debi das. he tried to obtain execution of this order first on the.....
Judgment:

1. This appeal arises out of execution proceedings. The decree-holder put into execution a decree which he had obtained against one Debi Das under Section 88 of the Transfer of Property Act. In pursuance of these proceedings the mortgaged property was sold and proved insufficient to satisfy the decree. Thereupon the decree-holder put in an application under Section 90 of the same Act, and as Debi Das had died in the meantime, in the names of the legal representatives of the said Debi Das. On the 14th of February 1903, he obtained an order under Section 90 which directed the sale of such property as the decree-holder might show that Kalian Das and others, these representatives, had inherited from the original judgment-debtor Debi Das. He tried to obtain execution of this order first on the 18th of February 1903 again on the 3rd of September 1915 and the third time on the 15th of January 1906. Apparently upon all these proceedings execution had been ordered but for some reason or other, the proceedings had been struck off as infructuous. On the 12th of June 1908, the decree-holder applied for the attachment and sale of certain property which he scheduled in the application. Upon this application being placed before the Court, the Court ordered that notice should issue under Section 248 of Act No. XIV of 1882. Why the Court took this step, it does not appear? Section 248 distinctly says that no such notice is necessary where a previous application for execution against the judgment-debtor has been made and the Court has ordered execution to issue against him. This notice caused the Court to fall into in the very danger which is apprehended the judgment-debtor intended. It was clearly an unnecessary proceeding. But as the Court issued it, it was bound to anticipate that objections would be put forward under Section 249 and such objections were put forward. One objection was that execution was barred by limitation and the second was that the property sought to be attached was not the property inherited from Debi Das. The Court considered the first of these objections but refused to consider the second on the ground that the parties were not prepared to give evidence, and that the application was premature. Possibly if the Court had stopped here, no great objection could have been taken to its order, but he put on record that the other objections are disallowed. The heirs of Debi Das come here in appeal' and contend that the Court was bound to consider the objections raised by them before proceeding to make any order for execution. This objection of theirs is in accord with the provisions of Section 249 of the Act of 1882 and of Order 21, Rule 23, of the present Civil Procedure Code. The law gives the Court no alternative when objections are put forward after it has issued notice under Order 21, Rule 22. The appeal is allowed and the order of the Court under appeal is set aside. The proceedings will go back to the Court below with directions to re-admit them upon its file of pending proceedings and consider the objections raised by the judgment-debtors, and then to make such order as it thinks fit. The appellants will get their costs of both the Courts. These costs will include fees in this Court on the higher scale.


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