Court : Kolkata
Reported in : 43CompCas68(Cal)
..... classes or groups of persons likely to be affected by a statute. in that case the question was whether the punjab forward contract tax act, 1951, was ultra vires the powers conferred upon the state legislature. this decision was relied on for the proposition that in a writ petition a declaration may be prayed for ..... for a term of 5 years only, he has voluntarily and willingly submitted to an order imposing a much greater penalty upon him, namely, a disqualification from ever becoming a director of the company and has also submitted to an injunction not to interfere with the affairs of the company. this is ..... to the respondent's rights and contentions in certain criminal proceedings and proceedings under taxation laws, the court made any order with a view to prevent or render impossible the affairs of the company being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest or prejudicial to the interest of the company, or ..... ' may ' or it means ' shall' would inevitably depend upon the context in which the said word occurred, and the context of section 12(1) of the mines act (1952) was not in favour of the construction that the word ' may ' should be construed to mean ' shall '. this decision, therefore, is of no assistance to the ..... in that case the supreme court considered the question whether the word ' may' read in the context of section 12(1) of the mines act (1952) should be construed to mean ' shall '. it was held that in the context in which the word ' may ' was used in that .....Tag this Judgment!