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BadaruddIn Mun Hi Vs. SarapaddIn Bepari and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtKolkata
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1923Cal307,68Ind.Cas.489
AppellantBadaruddIn Mun Hi
RespondentSarapaddIn Bepari and ors.
Cases ReferredLatafat Hussain v. Kumar Kaliker Nand Singh
Excerpt:
bengal tenancy act (viii of 1885), section 111a - publication of record of rights--declaratory suit-dismissal--cause of action--final publication of record--fresh cause of action--limitation--limitation act (ix of 1908), sch. i, article 120. - 1. the only point that has bean argued in this appeal is the point of limitation. the plaintiffs brought this suit for declaration that they had raiyati title in certain land and that they were not under-raiyots under the defendant as recorded in the finally published record of rights. it appears that during the preparation of the record of rights there was a dispute between the plaintiffs and the defendant as to the status of the former and that it was decided on the 2nd july 1908. the record of bights was finally published some time in the bengali year 1320. the suit was instituted on the 1st june 1917. the period of limitation admittedly is six years under article 120 of the first schedule of the limitation alt. consequently, if limitation commented to run from the decision of the.....
Judgment:

1. The only point that has bean argued in this appeal is the point of limitation. The plaintiffs brought this suit for declaration that they had raiyati title in certain land and that they were not under-raiyots under the defendant as recorded in the finally published Record of Rights. It appears that during the preparation of the Record of Rights there was a dispute between the plaintiffs and the defendant as to the status of the former and that it was decided on the 2nd July 1908. The Record of Bights was finally published some time in the Bengali year 1320. The suit was instituted on the 1st June 1917. The period of limitation admittedly is six years under Article 120 of the First Schedule of the Limitation Alt. Consequently, if limitation commented to run from the decision of the dispute the suit is barred, but if it commented from the final publication of the Record of Rights the suit is within time. We think that the decision of the learned Subordinate Judge on this point is correct. As the plaintiffs are in possession of the property, either of these events would give them a cause of action, and also Section 111 A of the Bengal Tenancy Act gives them the right to institute a declaratory suit of the nature they have brought on the publication of the Record of Rights, or, in other words, they had a statutory cause of action which arose on the date of the final publication. The view we take is similar to the view taken by a Divisional Bench of the Patna High Court in the case of Latafat Hussain v. Kumar Kaliker Nand Singh, 45 Ind. Cas. 432 : 3 P. L. J. 361 : 4 P. L. W. 303 : (1918) Pat. 225,

2. The appeal is dismissed with costs.


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