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Ramu Shettithi and ors. Vs. Maniappu Shettithi and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in33Ind.Cas.520
AppellantRamu Shettithi and ors.;hoovayya Shettithi
RespondentManiappu Shettithi and ors.;ramu Shettithi and ors.
Cases ReferredSee Becharam Paul v. Bhugwan Chander Ghose
Excerpt:
execution - ascertainment of mesne profits due to decree-holder--government revenue paid by judgment-debtor to be credited to him--judgment-debtor negligently allowing decreed house to be burnt down--decree-holder, whether can make him liable in execution proceedings. - .....of the ascertainment of those lands through measurement and boundaries and the quantity of mesne profits on such lands.3. the subordinate judge was also in error in not accepting the district munsif's finding as to the mesne profits, as we find nothing illegal in the mode of calculation adopted by the district munsif.4. this appeal (appeal against appellate order no. 6 of 1914) is allowed on the latter two of the three questions considered above and dismissed as regards the first of those questions.5. coming to the cross-appeal (appeal against appellate order no. 14 of 1914) we think that the circar assessment paid by the defendants ought to have been credited in their favour in the ascertainment of mesne profits due to the plaintiffs. see kachar ala chela v. sha oghadbhai.....
Judgment:

1. The Subordinate Judge is right as regards the disallowance of the relief claimed against the person of the 24th defendant.

2. As regards the disallowance of item 6 of the Samanebetta lands, the District Munsif was right in his view that his predecessor, who decided the suit itself originally, could not have intended to reserve for execution proceedings the substantial question of mixed law and fact whether a land which belonged to the Samanebetta house had, by adverse possession, ceased to be owned by the plaintiffs. All that was intended to be left for execution proceedings was the question of the ascertainment of those lands through measurement and boundaries and the quantity of mesne profits on such lands.

3. The Subordinate Judge was also in error in not accepting the District Munsif's finding as to the mesne profits, as we find nothing illegal in the mode of calculation adopted by the District Munsif.

4. This appeal (Appeal against Appellate Order No. 6 of 1914) is allowed on the latter two of the three questions considered above and dismissed as regards the first of those questions.

5. Coming to the cross-appeal (Appeal against Appellate Order No. 14 of 1914) we think that the Circar assessment paid by the defendants ought to have been credited in their favour in the ascertainment of mesne profits due to the plaintiffs. See Kachar Ala Chela v. Sha Oghadbhai Thakarshi 17 B.K 35. The interest allowed on mesne profits is also excessive and is reduced to six per cent per annum.

6. As regards damages for the defendants' alleged negligence in having allowed the decreed house to be burnt down, that is not a matter to be dealt with in execution of the decree, See Becharam Paul v. Bhugwan Chander Ghose 5 C.L.R. 522.

7. The appeal (Appeal against Appellate Order No. 14 of 1914) is allowed in the above particulars and disallowed otherwise.

8. The parties will bear their respective costs in this Court in both the appeals.


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