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Jayanti Kistappa Vs. Jayanti Chinnapiya - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in13Ind.Cas.188
AppellantJayanti Kistappa
RespondentJayanti Chinnapiya
Excerpt:
civil procedure code (act v of 1908), order xxiv, rule 4(2) - deposit of amount in court--costs, award of--finding as to which party was most to blame necessary--demand before suit. - - 1. in this case the plaintiff sued the defendant for a debt, averring in his plaint that the defendant had failed to pay in spite of repeated demands. the district munsif gave the plaintiff his costs, and the subordinate judge on appeal reversed this part of the judgment on the ground that the plaintiff should either have made a demand or given sufficient reasons for his failure to do so......into court and the plaintiff accepts it in full satisfaction, the plaintiff shall present to the court a statement to that effect, and such statement shall be filed and the court shall pass judgment accordingly, and in directing by whom the costs of each party are to be paid the court shall consider which of the parties is most to blame for the litigation. the district munsif gave the plaintiff his costs, and the subordinate judge on appeal reversed this part of the judgment on the ground that the plaintiff should either have made a demand or given sufficient reasons for his failure to do so. the plaintiff in his plaint did allege previous demands which the defendant apparently denied in his written statement.2. the subordinate judge should have called for a finding on the point.....
Judgment:

Wallis, J.

1. In this case the plaintiff sued the defendant for a debt, averring in his plaint that the defendant had failed to pay in spite of repeated demands. He also obtained an order for attachment before judgment. Before the attachment issued, the defendant paid the amount sued for into Court and the defendant drew it out. Order XXIV, Rule 4(2) requires that when a defendant pays money into Court and the plaintiff accepts it in full satisfaction, the plaintiff shall present to the Court a statement to that effect, and such statement shall be filed and the Court shall pass judgment accordingly, and in directing by whom the costs of each party are to be paid the Court shall consider which of the parties is most to blame for the litigation. The District Munsif gave the plaintiff his costs, and the Subordinate Judge on appeal reversed this part of the judgment on the ground that the plaintiff should either have made a demand or given sufficient reasons for his failure to do so. The plaintiff in his plaint did allege previous demands which the defendant apparently denied in his written statement.

2. The Subordinate Judge should have called for a finding on the point before disposing of the case. The decree of the lower Appellate, Court must be set aside and the case remanded for disposal according to law. Costs will abide the result.


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