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(Akella) Ramasomayajullu and ors. Vs. Official Receiver - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported inAIR1926Mad360
Appellant(Akella) Ramasomayajullu and ors.
RespondentOfficial Receiver
Excerpt:
- - we consider, in a case like this, it is not proper that the insolvent's property should be sold when there is a cloud on the title which could be removed by a proper proceeding under section 4 of the provincial insolvency act......they applied to the lower court for stay of sale advertised to be held on 29th august 1924 by the official receiver of godaveri, on the ground that they were divided from the insolvent and. that their shares should not be sold. the learned judge has not considered the question whether the shares of the appellants are liable to satisfy the debts of the insolvent, he-has allowed the official receiver to sell the insolvent's interests in the property leaving to future litigation to determine the rights of the parties. we consider, in a case like this, it is not proper that the insolvent's property should be sold when there is a cloud on the title which could be removed by a proper proceeding under section 4 of the provincial insolvency act. we, therefore, set aside the order and direct the.....
Judgment:

Devadoss, J.

1. The appellants are the sons of the insolvent. They applied to the lower Court for stay of sale advertised to be held on 29th August 1924 by the Official Receiver of Godaveri, on the ground that they were divided from the insolvent and. that their shares should not be sold. The learned Judge has not considered the question whether the shares of the appellants are liable to satisfy the debts of the insolvent, He-has allowed the Official Receiver to sell the insolvent's interests in the property leaving to future litigation to determine the rights of the parties. We consider, in a case like this, it is not proper that the insolvent's property should be sold when there is a cloud on the title which could be removed by a proper proceeding under Section 4 of the Provincial Insolvency Act. We, therefore, set aside the order and direct the District Judge to restore the application to file and treat it as an application under Section 4 of the Act and dispose of it according to law. The Official Receiver has the power under the Act to sell the shares of the sons of the insolvent, and it would be for the sons to make out that their shares are not bound to liquidate the debt contracted by their father.

2. Costs of this appeal will abide the result.


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