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Chatter Singh Vs. Ishri Prasad - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported in5Ind.Cas.336
AppellantChatter Singh
Respondentishri Prasad
Excerpt:
transfer of property act (iv of 1882), section 106 - lessor and lessee--ejectment--notice--denial of lessor's title before suit--proof of notice or other sufficient cause--onus--objection as to want of notice or cause of action can be allowed for the first time in second appeal--pleading--practice. - .....the ejectment of his lessee as such is bound to prove either the lessee had been duly served with notice sufficient to satisfy the provisions of section 108 of the transfer of property act (no. iv of 1882), or had denied the title of the lessor prior to the institution of the suit. mere denial of title on the part of the defendant in the suit itself is not sufficient, as the plaintiff is bound to prove that he had a complete cause of action when he came into court. further this objection, on the ground of want of proof of service of notice or other valid cause of action on the part of the plaintiff, is one which goes to the root of the plaintiff's case, and should be entertained by the court even though not explicitly taken by the defendant until second appeal. i have examined the.....
Judgment:

Piggott, J.

1. The cases Bradley v. Atkinson, 7 A. 899 : Harbansi v. Bholal A.W.N. 1890 p. 175 : Marcar v. Sigg 2 M. 239 at p. 246 : Dodhu v. Madhavarao Narayan Gadre 10 B. 110 marginally rioted appear sufficient authority for the following propositions: A lessor suing for the ejectment of his lessee as such is bound to prove either the lessee had been duly served with notice sufficient to satisfy the provisions of Section 108 of the Transfer of Property Act (No. IV of 1882), or had denied the title of the lessor prior to the institution of the suit. Mere denial of title on the part of the defendant in the suit itself is not sufficient, as the plaintiff is bound to prove that he had a complete cause of action when he came into Court. Further this objection, on the ground of want of proof of service of notice or other valid cause of action on the part of the plaintiff, is one which goes to the root of the plaintiff's case, and should be entertained by the Court even though not explicitly taken by the defendant until second appeal. I have examined the record of this case to see whether there had in fact been anything of the nature of an admission on the part of the defendant sufficient to meet this objection. I find on the contrary that the fact of service of notice was denied in the defendant's written statement. Under the circumstances I find no course open to me but to remit, the following issue for a finding by the lower appellate Court:

2. Was the defendant duly served with valid and sufficient notice prior to the institution of this suit or had there been any such denial of the plaintiff's title on the part of the defendant as to exempt the plaintiff from the necessity of serving notice?

3. The parties should be allowed to produce evidence which may be recorded either by the lower appellate Court or by the Court of first instance according as the learned District Judge may think proper.

4. Ten days will be allowed for objections on receipt of the finding.


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