PARSA SITARAMA RAO Vs. BONOTHU SEETHALU
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
PARSA SITARAMA RAO
BONOTHU SEETHALU,CHAPALA PITCHAMMA
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(1.) These two civil revision petitions give rise to a common
question of law Petitioners are common, but the respondents in both
the cases are different.
(2.) The material facts leading to these revisions petitions may be
stated :-The respondents are the cultivating tenants in respect of
lands held by them under the petitioners. On the ground that the
respondents failed to pay the rents in respect of their agricultural
holdings for the years 1955 to 1959, the petitioners served notices on
them under section 19 of the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana area) Tenancy
and Agricultural lands Act (hereinafter called 'the Act") terminating their
tenancies. After the expiry of six months from the respective
dates of notices the petitioners filed eviction petitions against the
respondents before the Tahsildar. In both the cases, the Tahsildar
held that the respondents were defaulters in payment of rents for the
said years and that, their tenancies had been terminated by valid
notices and, accordingly cancelled their tenancies and ordered
(3.) The respondents filed appeals against the orders of eviction,
before the Collector. The additional Collector, who disposed of those
appeals, agreed with the findings of the Tahsildar that the respondents
were defaulters in payment of rents for the years 1955 to 1959. The
Additional Collector following the decision of this court in Mohd.
Jamal v. E. Narayan Reddy however, held that the notices of
termination of tenancies issued by the petitioners were invalid and,
accordingly, dismissed the eviction petitions.;
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