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indro Nath Banerjee Vs. Prom Sukh Chunder and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtKolkata
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1891)ILR18Cal420
Appellantindro Nath Banerjee
RespondentProm Sukh Chunder and ors.
Cases ReferredLalla Dabee Pershad v. Santo Pershad I.L.R.
Excerpt:
interrogatories - civil procedure code (act xiv of 1882), sections 121, 127 and 136--interrogatories, omission to answer, effect of. - .....leave to one of the parties to deliver interrogatories, it does not thereby make 'an order to answer interrogatories' under chapter x, within the meaning of section 136. the grant of leave to one party to deliver interrogatories to another does not amount to an order requiring the other party to answer them; that party may perhaps have good ground for refusing to answer them or some of them (section 125). the order to answer interrogatories contemplated by section 136, upon failure to comply with which the party in default is liable to have his defence struck out, is an order made under section 127 upon application made by the party interrogating.2. we think the case of lalla dabee pershad v. santo pershad i.l.r. 10 gal. 505 was wrongly decided, and that the omission to answer.....
Judgment:

W. Comer Petheram, Kt., C.J., Pigot, O'Kinbaly, Macpherson, and Ghose, JJ.

1. We think that when the Court, under the provisions of Section 121 of the Civil Procedure Code, gives leave to one of the parties to deliver interrogatories, it does not thereby make 'an order to answer interrogatories' under Chapter X, within the meaning of Section 136. The grant of leave to one party to deliver interrogatories to another does not amount to an order requiring the other party to answer them; that party may perhaps have good ground for refusing to answer them or some of them (Section 125). The order to answer interrogatories contemplated by Section 136, upon failure to comply with which the party in default is liable to have his defence struck out, is an order made under Section 127 upon application made by the party interrogating.

2. We think the case of Lalla Dabee Pershad v. Santo Pershad I.L.R. 10 Gal. 505 was wrongly decided, and that the omission to answer interrogatories delivered after leave granted under Section 121 does not render the party so omitting to answer liable to have his defence struck out under Section 136.


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