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Muthusami Asari Vs. Angayakannu Asari - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in54Ind.Cas.807
AppellantMuthusami Asari
RespondentAngayakannu Asari
Cases ReferredSee Kanhaya Lal v. National Bank of India Ltd.
Excerpt:
contract act (ix of 1872), sections 69, 70 - execution of decree against family properties--attachment of self-acquired properties of member--payment to avoid attachment--reimbursement, right to. - .....was paid by the respondent (2nd defendant-petitioner) when execution was taken out against the family properties in his hands. the warrant of attachment is no doubt not very clear about what property was to be attached, but i think the meaning was to attach properties in his possession which were family properties. that being so, respondent can obtain a refund of the money paid by him only if he shows that certain properties belonging to him exclusively as his self-acquisition were threatened to be attached and to prevent such attachment he made the payment in question and that he had no family properties in his hands at all at the time of attachment. i am unable to accept the subordinate judge's disposal of the case on affidavits as satisfactory. the question should be properly.....
Judgment:

Krishnan, J.

1. The money in question was paid by the respondent (2nd defendant-petitioner) when execution was taken out against the family properties in his hands. The warrant of attachment is no doubt not very clear about what property was to be attached, but I think the meaning was to attach properties in his possession which were family properties. That being so, respondent can obtain a refund of the money paid by him only if he shows that certain properties belonging to him exclusively as his self-acquisition were threatened to be attached and to prevent such attachment he made the payment in question and that he had no family properties in his hands at all at the time of attachment. I am unable to accept the Subordinate Judge's disposal of the case on affidavits as satisfactory. The question should be properly tried on evidence. It is only if the respondent proves that his payment was an involuntary one occasioned by the decree being attempted to be executed against his own properties improperly that he will be entitled to the refund claimed See Kanhaya Lal v. National Bank of India Ltd. 18 Ind. Cas. 949 : 40 C.P 598 : 17 C.W.N. 641 : (1913) M.W.N. 406 : 13 M.L.T. 406 : 11 A.L.J. 413 : 17 C.L.J. 478 : 15 Bom.L.R. 472 : 184 P.L.R. 1913 : 25 M.L.J. 104 : 40 I.A. 56

2. The order of the Subordinate Judge is set aside and the case remanded to him for fresh disposal according to. law. Costs will abide and follow the result.


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