SOURINDRA MOHAN HAZRA Vs. STATE OF WEST BENGAL
LAWS(SC)-1982-1-16
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: CALCUTTA)
Decided on January 11,1982

SOURINDRA MOHAN HAZRA Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF WEST BENGAL Respondents

JUDGEMENT

Bhagwati, J. - (1.) This is an appeal by special leave against the judgment dated 11-1-79 passed by the Calcutta High Court allowing the Second Appeal preferred by the 1st respondent against the judgment or the District judge, Burdwan confirming the decree passed by the 3rd Court of the Munsif at Burdwan in Title Suit No. 65 of 1968. When the second appeal reached hearing before the High Court on 11-1-1979 the appellant who was the principal respondent in the 2nd appeal could not remain present, since according to him, he was not served with the notice of the appeal and the result was that the second appeal was allowed by the High Court ex parte against the appellant. We are of the view that the appellant had sufficient cause for not appearing at the hearing of the second appeal and the present appeal must therefore be allowed the judgment and order passed by the Calcutta High Court allowing the second appeal must be set aside and the second appeal must be remitted to the Calcutta High Court for disposal according to law.
(2.) We accordingly allow this appeal, set aside the judgment and order passed by the Calcutta High Court and remand the second appeal to the Calcutta High Court for disposal according to law. There will be no order as to costs of this appeal.
(3.) Since we have already allowed the appeal preferred against the judgment and order dated Jan. 11, 1979 passed by the Calcutta High Court allowing the second appeal of the first respondent ex parte against the appellant, Special Leave Petition No. 4378/80 does not survive and hence there will be no order on that special leave petition.;


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