ANANTRAI MOHANLAL MEHTA Vs. HARILAL KALYANJI TAJAWALA
HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT
ANANTRAI MOHANLAL MEHTA
HARILAL KALYANJI TAJAWALA
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(1.) These two petitions under Article 227 of the Constitution of India raise a short question about applicability of period of limitation as prescribed by sec. 468 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (hereinafter referred to as the Code) to complaints filed under the provisions of the Bombay Industrial Relations Act 1946 (hereinafter referred to as the Act).
(2.) The petitions challenge the decisions arrived at by the second labour court Rajkot in criminal complaints Nos. 1 and 3 of 1978 as well as the revisional decisions arrived at by the Industrial court Gujarat in exercise of its powers under sec. 88 of the Act whereby the authorities below have taken the view that these complaints are barred by limitation. The complainant who is the petitioner in both-these petitions contends to the contrary.
(3.) In order to appreciate the grievance of the petitioner in both these petitions it will be necessary to have a look at a few relevant facts culminating into the present proceedings. I. Factual bach-drop.;
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