LAMBA INDUSTRIES Vs. UNION OF INDIA
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: PUNJAB & HARYANA)
UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS
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(1.)This appeal by certificate from the Punjab and Haryana High court apparently raises three questions of law stated to be of substantial and general importance. The first one is whether the State Trading Corporation is an authority within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution, and as such amenable to writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution. This question does not arise any more in view of the settled position of the expanded meaning given to the word 'authority'. The second question whether relief can be obtained by a party in writ jurisdiction, even if it arises out of breach of contract of obligations, also does not survive for obvious reasons that the jurisdiction of the High court is wide and it knows where to grant relief and deny where. The third question has not even been properly formulated and what is required is an authoritative decision from this court. Having perused the judgment of the High court with the assistance of learned counsel, we find that nothing survives to be answered by us. The judgment of the High court, in the facts and circumstances of the case, does not require any interference. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed. No costs.
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