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Vadla Nagiah Vs. Valuru Divakara Mudaliar, Deceased, by His Legal Representative Valuru Pdrdshothama - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1918Mad564(1); 41Ind.Cas.585
AppellantVadla Nagiah
RespondentValuru Divakara Mudaliar, Deceased, by His Legal Representative Valuru Pdrdshothama
Cases Referred and Shamu Patter v. Abdal Kadir Rowthan
Excerpt:
transfer of property act (iv of 1882), section 59 - mortgage--attestation--admission by mortgagee--proof, necessity of. - .....v. abdal kadir rowthan 16 ind. cas. 250 : 35 m 607 : 16 c. w. n. 1009 : 23 m. l. j. 321 : 12 m. l. t. 23'; (1912) m. w. n. 935 : 10 a. l. j. 259 : 14 bom. l r. 1034 : 6 cri. l. j. 596 : 391. a 218 to hold that even where the defendant admits execution of what purports to be a mortgage-deed, the transaction would not be a valid mortgage, if the defendant does not admit that it was attested by two witnesses who saw him execute it or if it is not proved that it was attested by two such witnesses (section 59 of act iv of 1882).2. we, therefore, set aside the district judge's judgment and restore that of the munsif. the parties will bear their respective costs throughout.
Judgment:

1. We are bound by the Privy Council decisions in Ram Narayan Singh v. Adhindra Nath Mukhurji 34 Ind Cas. 900 : 4 L. W. 15 : 20 C. W. N. 989 : (1916) 1 M. W, N. 428 : 31 M. L. J. 251 : 20 M. L. T. 216 : 14 A. L. J. 1017 : J 8 Bom. L. R. 862 : 25 Cri. L. J. 115. and Shamu Patter v. Abdal Kadir Rowthan 16 Ind. Cas. 250 : 35 M 607 : 16 C. W. N. 1009 : 23 M. L. J. 321 : 12 M. L. T. 23'; (1912) M. W. N. 935 : 10 A. L. J. 259 : 14 Bom. L R. 1034 : 6 Cri. L. J. 596 : 391. A 218 to hold that even where the defendant admits execution of what purports to be a mortgage-deed, the transaction would not be a valid mortgage, if the defendant does not admit that it was attested by two witnesses who saw him execute it or if it is not proved that it was attested by two such witnesses (Section 59 of Act IV of 1882).

2. We, therefore, set aside the District Judge's judgment and restore that of the Munsif. The parties will bear their respective costs throughout.


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