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Commissioner of Sales Tax Vs. Mohd. Farooq - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectSales Tax
CourtAllahabad High Court
Decided On
Case Number Sales Tax Reference No. 488 of 1972
Judge
Reported in[1975]35STC509(All)
AppellantCommissioner of Sales Tax
RespondentMohd. Farooq
Appellant Advocate The Standing Counsel
Respondent Advocate Ashok Gupta, Adv.
Excerpt:
- - 471 has held that mill-stores and hardware were two allied trades, that mill-stores comprised of items like small tools and spare parts of machinery, that the hardware trade refers ordinarily to small items of base metals particularly building materials like nuts, bolts, hinges, latches, curtain railings, rivets, window grills, etc......dated 5th april, 1961?2. a division bench of this court in commissioner of sales tax v. aftab husain imdad husain [1970] 25 s.t.c. 471 has held that mill-stores and hardware were two allied trades, that mill-stores comprised of items like small tools and spare parts of machinery, that the hardware trade refers ordinarily to small items of base metals particularly building materials like nuts, bolts, hinges, latches, curtain railings, rivets, window grills, etc. in commissioner of sales tax v. sukhmangal prasaddam murat sales tax reference no. 276 of 1970 decided on 20th november, 1970 (allahabad high court), a division bench held that in view of the decision in aftab husain's case [1970] 25 s.t.c. 471, nails must be treated as included in the expression 'hardware'.3. in view.....
Judgment:

Satish Chandra, J.

1. The question referred to us is : 'whether small nails used as shoe material was taxable as hardware within the meaning of Notification No. ST-1367/X-1045(19)-1960 dated 5th April, 1961?

2. A Division Bench of this Court in Commissioner of Sales Tax v. Aftab Husain Imdad Husain [1970] 25 S.T.C. 471 has held that mill-stores and hardware were two allied trades, that mill-stores comprised of items like small tools and spare parts of machinery, that the hardware trade refers ordinarily to small items of base metals particularly building materials like nuts, bolts, hinges, latches, curtain railings, rivets, window grills, etc. In Commissioner of Sales Tax v. Sukhmangal Prasaddam Murat Sales Tax Reference No. 276 of 1970 decided on 20th November, 1970 (Allahabad High Court), a Division Bench held that in view of the decision in Aftab Husain's case [1970] 25 S.T.C. 471, nails must be treated as included in the expression 'hardware'.

3. In view of these decisions, we answer the question referred to us by saying that nails were taxable as hardware under the aforesaid notification. The Commissioner of Sales Tax will be entitled to costs which we assess at Rs. 100. Reference answered accordingly.


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