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Sridhar Singh Vs. the State - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtRajasthan High Court
Decided On
Case NumberCriminal Ref. No. 69 of 1964
Judge
Reported inAIR1965Raj20; 1965CriLJ216
ActsStamp Act, 1899 - Schedule - Article 4
AppellantSridhar Singh
RespondentThe State
DispositionReference allowed
Excerpt:
- .....filed by one of the parties in the proceedings under section 145, cri. p. c. be set aside. the city magistrate took the view that such affidavits required to be stamped under the rajasthan stamp law (adaptation) act, 1952. under the rajasthan stamp law (adaptation) act, 1952, an affidavit when made 'for the immediate purpose of being filed or used in any court or before the officer of any court' is exempt from the payment of any stamp duty. 'immediate purpose' means 'direct purpose', and if the direct purpose of making an affidavit is that it is to be filed in any court or before the officer of any court, such an affidavit is exempt from the payment of stamp duty. in this case, there is no doubt that the affidavits were made for the purpose of filing in a court of law under.....
Judgment:
ORDER

D.M. Bhandari, J.

1. This is a reference by the Sessions Judge, Ajmer recommending that the order dated 4th of December 1963 of the City Magistrate, Ajmer refusing to take on record un-stamped affidavits filed by one of the parties in the proceedings under Section 145, Cri. P. C. be set aside. The City Magistrate took the view that such affidavits required to be stamped under the Rajasthan Stamp Law (Adaptation) Act, 1952. Under the Rajasthan Stamp Law (Adaptation) Act, 1952, an affidavit when made 'for the immediate purpose of being filed or used in any Court or before the officer of any Court' is exempt from the payment of any stamp duty. 'Immediate purpose' means 'direct purpose', and if the direct purpose of making an affidavit is that it is to be filed in any Court or before the officer of any Court, such an affidavit is exempt from the payment of stamp duty.

In this case, there is no doubt that the affidavits were made for the purpose of filing in a Court of law under proceedings under Section 145 Cri. P. C. In this view of the matter, the view taken by the City Magistrate that the affidavits required to be stamped was wrong. The recommendation made by the Sessions Judge, Ajmer proceeds on the correct view of law. The Reference is therefore, allowed and the order of the City Magistrate, Aimer dated the 4th of December 1963 is set aside and ha is directed to take the affidavits an record even though they are un-stamped.


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