Skip to content


Babu Ram Vs. Emperor - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1919All26; 46Ind.Cas.848
AppellantBabu Ram
RespondentEmperor
Excerpt:
u.p. municipalities act (ii of 1916,), section 155 - octroi duty, person acting as broker of consignee, whether liable to pay--failure to pay octroi duty--offence. - .....of having introduced into the limits of the municipality certain bags of sugar without payment of octroi duty. it has been fully proved by the evidence, which the court below has believed, that the applicant, who is a broker, took delivery of sixty bags of sugar and did not pay the octroi duty payable for the goods. it is said that as he was merely a broker and the agent of the consignee, the consignee should have been punished. this contention is, in my opinion, not tenable. the person liable to punishment is the person who introduces the goods into the limits of the municipality without payment of octroi duty. it was the accused who did this, and, therefore, he has been rightly convicted. i do not consider the fine inflicted on him to be unduly excessive having regard to the.....
Judgment:

P.C. Banerji, J.

1. The applicant Babu Ram has been convicted under Section 155 of the Municipalities Act, No. II of 1916, on a charge of having introduced into the limits of the Municipality certain bags of sugar without payment of octroi duty. It has been fully proved by the evidence, which the Court below has believed, that the applicant, who is a broker, took delivery of sixty bags of sugar and did not pay the octroi duty payable for the goods. It is said that as he was merely a broker and the agent of the consignee, the consignee should have been punished. This contention is, in my opinion, not tenable. The person liable to punishment is the person who introduces the goods into the limits of the Municipality without payment of octroi duty. It was the accused who did this, and, therefore, he has been rightly convicted. I do not consider the fine inflicted on him to be unduly excessive having regard to the circumstances of the case. The application is dismissed.


Save Judgments// Add Notes // Store Search Result sets // Organizer Client Files //