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Afzal Shah Vs. Muhammad Abdul Karim Khan - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1915All256; 29Ind.Cas.633
AppellantAfzal Shah
RespondentMuhammad Abdul Karim Khan
Cases ReferredBabu Nandan Prasad v. Changur
Excerpt:
agra tenancy act (ii of 1901), section 197 - suit triable by revenue court--appeal--transfer of appeal by district judge to subordinate judge--subordinate judge, whether can pass order of remand. - interpretation of statutes definition clause: [markandey katju & h.l. dattu, jj] meaning given to an expression in one statute cannot be applied to another statute......case is covered, by the decision in the case of babu nandan prasad v. changur 16 a. 363 (f.b.) : a.w.n. (1894) 113. on the authority of that ruling we must hold that the additional subordinate judge had power to make the order of remand. the appeal fails and is dismissed with costs.
Judgment:

1. This is an appeal against an order of the Additional Subordinate Judge of Aligarh, setting aside a decree passed by the Munsif of Bulandshahr and remanding the suit to the Munsif's Court to be disposed of according to law. The Munsif had held that the suit was not cognizable by a Civil Court and had on that ground dismissed it. The plaintiff appealed to the District Judge who transferred the appeal to the first Additional Subordinate Judge for disposal. The latter officer was of opinion that the suit had been rightly instituted in the Civil Court and remanded the case to the Munsif for trial on the merits. In appeal to this Court it is contended that the suit was not cognizable by the Civil Court and that the Subordinate Judge had no power to make the order of remand. It is conceded thai if the order of remand had been made by the District Judge the case would have been covered by Section 197 of the Tenancy Act and no objection could have been taken to the order; but it, is contended that the Subordinate Judge had no power, to act under that section. The case is covered, by the decision in the case of Babu Nandan Prasad v. Changur 16 A. 363 (F.B.) : A.W.N. (1894) 113. On the authority of that ruling we must hold that the Additional Subordinate Judge had power to make the order of remand. The appeal fails and is dismissed with costs.


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