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M. Kandaswami Chetty Vs. P. Subramania Chetty - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty;Civil
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported in(1917)33MLJ448
AppellantM. Kandaswami Chetty
RespondentP. Subramania Chetty
Cases ReferredBonner v. Great Western Railway Co.
Excerpt:
- - 4. the question of what rights the plaintiff possessed to light and air through the window which the defendant blocked by his screen might very well have been left to be decided in the suit without anticipating the result of it......form, we are not prepared to adopt the opinion expressed by beaman, j., in rasul karim v. pirubhai amirbhai i.l.r. (1914) b. 381.2. the description of temporary injunctions in section 53, specific relief act does not exclude injunctions of a mandatory nature, and in israil v. shamset rahman i.l.r. (1918) c. 436, upon an application for an interim injunction, pending the disposal of a suit it was ordered that defendant should 'not only be restrained from further erection of a building but that he should pull down so much of it as he had erected after he became aware of the institution of the plaintiff's suit. we also may observe that shah, j., did not agree with the opinion of his learned brother in rasul karim v. pirubhai amirbhai i.l.r. (1914) b. 381, and that the other judges.....
Judgment:

1. Upon the question whether Courts in this country have the power by virtue of Order 39, Rule 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure to issue temporary injunctions in mandatory form, we are not prepared to adopt the opinion expressed by Beaman, J., in Rasul Karim v. Pirubhai Amirbhai I.L.R. (1914) B. 381.

2. The description of temporary injunctions in Section 53, Specific Relief Act does not exclude injunctions of a mandatory nature, and in Israil v. Shamset Rahman I.L.R. (1918) C. 436, upon an application for an interim injunction, pending the disposal of a suit it was ordered that defendant should 'not only be restrained from further erection of a building but that he should pull down so much of it as he had erected after he became aware of the institution of the plaintiff's suit. We also may observe that Shah, J., did not agree with the opinion of his learned brother in Rasul Karim v. Pirubhai Amirbhai I.L.R. (1914) B. 381, and that the other Judges of the Bombay High Court took a different view from Beaman, J., in Champsey Bhimji A Co. v. Jumna Flour Mills Co. : AIR1914Bom195 .

3. On the merits however we are of opinion that the present was not a case of such urgency as to make it necessary for the protection of the plaintiff's rights that the defendant should be made to remove the screen put up by him before the rights of the parties were heard and determined in the regular suit which was filed for this very purpose. The facts of this case resemble those of Bonner v. Great Western Railway Co. (1883) L.R. 24 Ch. D. 1, in which a temporary injunction was disallowed.

4. The question of what rights the plaintiff possessed to light and air through the window which the defendant blocked by his screen might very well have been left to be decided in the suit without anticipating the result of it. We allow the appeal. Each party will bear his own costs in this Court.


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