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Kondabai Kunkalika Salunke Vs. Shrimant Chintamanrao and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectConstitution
CourtSupreme Court of India
Decided On
Case NumberCivil Appeal No. 536 of 1974
Judge
Reported inAIR1974SC1870; 1974MhLJ894(SC); (1975)4SCC532; 1974(6)LC289(SC)
ActsConstitution of India - Artical 136
AppellantKondabai Kunkalika Salunke
RespondentShrimant Chintamanrao and ors.
Excerpt:
.....corporation cannot by itself be a ground for filing amendment application. rejection of amendment application was, therefore, proper. - such orders are judicial orders subject to a final appeal, for exceptional reasons, to this court. we think that, in a case where such an application is dismissed without issuing any notice to the respondents and without stating any reasons at all for the dismissal, a good enough case is made out for the exercise of the jurisdiction of this court, to interfere, under article 136 of the constitution......controverted before such an application could be dismissed. even in cases where such an application is dismissed for some patent infirmity, the court concerned should, in our opinion, give its reasons for the dismissal. such orders are judicial orders subject to a final appeal, for exceptional reasons, to this court. we think that, in a case where such an application is dismissed without issuing any notice to the respondents and without stating any reasons at all for the dismissal, a good enough case is made out for the exercise of the jurisdiction of this court, to interfere, under article 136 of the constitution. consequent : we set aside the order of dismissal dated the 8th march, 1973, and send back the case to the high court of bombay for disposal in accordance with law......
Judgment:

Beg. J.

1. The only question in this appeal by special leave granted by us last week is whether the application dated the 8th February, 1973, praying for the setting aside of the abatement of the Second Appeal No. 1110 of 1968 and for condoning the delay in applying for the setting aside of the abatement, filed in the High Court of Bombay, should have been dismissed outright without issuing notice to the respondents, by a single-word order, 'rejected' passed on 8-3-1973.

2. After having been taken through the application, we think that the applicant had stated matters which required to be satisfactorily controverted before such an application could be dismissed. Even in cases where such an application is dismissed for some patent infirmity, the Court concerned should, in our opinion, give its reasons for the dismissal. Such orders are judicial orders subject to a final appeal, for exceptional reasons, to this Court. We think that, in a case where such an application is dismissed without issuing any notice to the respondents and without stating any reasons at all for the dismissal, a good enough case is made out for the exercise of the jurisdiction of this Court, to interfere, under Article 136 of the Constitution. Consequent : we set aside the order of dismissal dated the 8th March, 1973, and send back the case to the High Court of Bombay for disposal in accordance with law. The parties will bear their own costs. The stay order passed by this Court will remain in operation for a period of two weeks more from today.


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