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(Sekkhu) Musthabu Alias Appu Ravuthan Vs. Nani and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported inAIR1926Mad536
Appellant(Sekkhu) Musthabu Alias Appu Ravuthan
RespondentNani and ors.
Cases ReferredHadjee Abdoollah Reasut Hossein v. Hadjee Abdoollah
Excerpt:
- - i, however, refrain from discussing this question further in view of the fact that the appeal must fail on another ground......were added and although he preferred an appeal against the order, he did not take this particular ground of appeal and the order was confirmed. under section 11 expl. 4, the ground ought to have been decided. it is, therefore, not open to him now to raise the same objection in a suit. it is contended that he can do so, because the executing court had no jurisdiction to decide the case. it has been held that the court had no jurisdiction but it is not a question of absolute jurisdiction, but a question of exercising jurisdiction wrongly, and it has been held that a similar order passed in these circumstances is subject to appeal and is not necessarily null and void from its inception. i may refer in this connexion to in the matter of the petition of hadjee abdoollah reasut hossein v......
Judgment:

Phillips, J.

1. The first objection taken by the appellant is that the application to execute the decree on behalf of the legal representatives of the decree-holder ought not to have been made to the Court which was executing the decree but to the Court which passed the decree. This question is concluded by a decision of the Full Bench in this Court in Swaminatha Ayyar v. Vaidyanatha Sastri [1905] 28 Mad. 466; and also in Amar Chandra Banerjee v. Guru Prosunno Mukerjee [1900] 27 Cal. 488; and Tameshar Prasad v. Thakur Prasad [1903] 25 All. 443; Sham Lal Pali v. Modhu Sudan Sircar [1895] 22 Cal. 558. All these cases were decided under Civil P.C. of 1882, and there has since been an alteration in Sections 88, 244, 232 and 234 of that Code. It is questionable whether these decisions are correct under the new Civil P.C., and I may observe that in the Pull Bench decision in Madras, the learned Chief Justice did not come to a determination without considerable hesitation, and one of the Judges was of opinion that Sections 234 and 244, of the Code of 1882 are irreconcilable. As these sections have now been amended, it is possible that they may be reconciled by a different interpretation of them. I, however, refrain from discussing this question further in view of the fact that the appeal must fail on another ground.

2. The appellant was a party to the order in execution proceedings in which the legal representatives were added and although he preferred an appeal against the order, he did not take this particular ground of appeal and the order was confirmed. Under Section 11 Expl. 4, the ground ought to have been decided. It is, therefore, not open to him now to raise the same objection in a suit. It is contended that he can do so, because the executing Court had no jurisdiction to decide the case. It has been held that the Court had no jurisdiction but it is not a question of absolute jurisdiction, but a question of exercising jurisdiction wrongly, and it has been held that a similar order passed in these circumstances is subject to appeal and is not necessarily null and void from its inception. I may refer in this connexion to In the matter of the petition of Hadjee Abdoollah Reasut Hossein v. Hadjee Abdoollah [1876] 2 Cal. 131. The order not being null and void from its inception, this plea, that it was absolutely without jurisdiction, cannot avail the appellant. This suit was rightly dismissed and the second appeal must also be dismissed with costs.


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