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Jagannath and ors. Vs. Lachman Das and anr. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1914)ILR36All549
AppellantJagannath and ors.
RespondentLachman Das and anr.
Excerpt:
act no. iii of 1907 [provincial insolvency act), section 36 - insolvent--question of bona fides of transfer by in solvent---district judge not competent to refer to subordinate court. - .....the 11th of april, 1912. the receiver appointed in the insolvency proceedings made a report to the district judge suggesting that this mortgage should be annulled under section 36 of the act, on the 23rd of january, 1913, the district judge asked the munsif of pilibhit to hold an inquiry and report whether the mortgage was made bona fide or not. the munsif after taking evidence reported that the mortgage had been made bond fide. the district judge accepted his finding and held that the mortgage must stand. the act makes no provision for the reference of such a matter to a subordinate court. the district judge alone had jurisdiction in the matter and should himself decide upon such evidence as may be available whether or not action should be taken to have the mortgage set aside. the.....
Judgment:

Chamier and Muhammad Rafiq, JJ.

1. Lachman Das was adjudicated insolvent on the 6th of December, 1912. He appears to have made a mortgage of his property on the 11th of April, 1912. The receiver appointed in the insolvency proceedings made a report to the District Judge suggesting that this mortgage should be annulled under Section 36 of the Act, On the 23rd of January, 1913, the District Judge asked the Munsif of Pilibhit to hold an inquiry and report whether the mortgage was made bona fide or not. The Munsif after taking evidence reported that the mortgage had been made bond fide. The District Judge accepted his finding and held that the mortgage must stand. The Act makes no provision for the reference of such a matter to a subordinate court. The District Judge alone had jurisdiction in the matter and should himself decide upon such evidence as may be available whether or not action should be taken to have the mortgage set aside. The District Judge should give the receiver and the creditors an opportunity of being heard in the matter before he arrives at a decision. We set aside the present order that the mortgage is to stand. No order as to costs.


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