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Pemma Raju Ganga Raju and ors. Vs. Kondreddi Swami and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported in(1894)4MLJ24
AppellantPemma Raju Ganga Raju and ors.
RespondentKondreddi Swami and ors.
Cases ReferredRagava v. Rajagopal.
Excerpt:
- .....there can be no doubt that the decision is correct on the facts found.2. it is contended however that the suit is not sustainable by reason of the decree in summary suit no. 72 of 1890 on the file of the head assistant collector and of the order for ejectment under section 10 of act viii of 1865 (madras).3. the 1st plaintiff did not appear to defend that suit and a subsequent application of his to have the ex parte decree set aside was dismissed. hence the present suit on title.4. as was held in rama v. tirtasamit i. l. r. 7 m 61 the decision of a question of title by a revenue court is merely incidental and no bar to a fresh suit on title in a civil court. our attention has been called to the decision reported in i. l. r. 9 m 39 ragava v. rajagopal.5. the learned judges who decided.....
Judgment:

1. Assuming that the suit was maintainable there can be no doubt that the decision is correct on the facts found.

2. It is contended however that the suit is not sustainable by reason of the decree in summary suit No. 72 of 1890 on the file of the Head Assistant Collector and of the order for ejectment under Section 10 of Act VIII of 1865 (Madras).

3. The 1st plaintiff did not appear to defend that suit and a subsequent application of his to have the ex parte decree set aside was dismissed. Hence the present suit on title.

4. As was held in Rama v. Tirtasamit I. L. R. 7 M 61 the decision of a question of title by a Revenue Court is merely incidental and no bar to a fresh suit on title in a Civil Court. Our attention has been called to the decision reported in I. L. R. 9 M 39 Ragava v. Rajagopal.

5. The learned judges who decided that case held that the decision and order of a Revenue Court under Section 10 of Act VIII of 1865 would bar a subsequent suit on title in the Civil Courts. But it does not appear that the decision in I. L. R. 7 M 61 was brought to their notice. We are of opinion that the principle laid down in I. L. R. 7 M 61 is correct.


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