SANTOSH JAIN Vs. STATE
LAWS(SC)-1951-3-7
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: PATNA)
Decided on March 05,1951

SANTOSH JAIN Appellant
VERSUS
STATE Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

PUBLIC PROSECUTOR V. MADAVA BHONJO [REFERRED]



Cited Judgements :-

RAJKOT LODHIKA SAHAKARI KHARID VECHAN SANGH LIMITED VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-1980-9-12] [REFERRED TO]
SONBAI PETHALJI SMT VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-1980-10-17] [REFERRED]
KEDAR NATH SETHI VS. LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA [LAWS(ALL)-1960-3-4] [REFERRED TO]
RAJA HIMANSHU DHAR SINGH VS. ADDITIONAL REGISTRAR CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES [LAWS(ALL)-1961-9-36] [REFERRED TO]
N S GHOUSE MIAH AND ABDULLAHA SHERIFF VS. REGIONAL TRANSPORT AUTHORITY CUDDAPAH [LAWS(APH)-1962-8-24] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH VS. GODAVARTHI KASIVISWANADHAM [LAWS(APH)-1969-3-6] [REFERRED TO]
SHIKHA GOYAL VS. E S I CORPORATION [LAWS(APH)-2000-8-56] [REFERRED TO]
ATULYA KUMAR DE VS. DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY [LAWS(CAL)-1953-3-8] [REFERRED TO]
MAKHANLAL CHAKRAVARTY VS. S K CHATTERJEE [LAWS(CAL)-1954-3-23] [REFERRED TO]
MOHAMMAD ISRAIL VS. UNION OF INDIA [LAWS(CAL)-1974-9-5] [REFERRED TO]
BIJOY KUMAR ROUTRAI VS. STATE OF ORISSA [LAWS(ORI)-1975-5-1] [REFERRED TO]
BALANGIR DIST RICE MILL ASSOCN VS. STATE OF ORISSA [LAWS(ORI)-2001-7-1] [REFERRED TO]
AMICHAND VALANJI VS. G B KOTAK [LAWS(BOM)-1964-10-5] [REFERRED TO]
A R KUKALEKAR VS. GOA HOUSING BOARD [LAWS(BOM)-1992-12-32] [REFERRED TO]
K RAMANATHAN VS. STATE OF TAMIL NADU [LAWS(SC)-1985-2-7] [RELIED ON]
COLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AND CENTRAL EXCISE BHUBNESHWAR DISTRICT PURI VS. PARADIP PORT TRUST [LAWS(SC)-1990-8-35] [RELIED ON]
ABU BAKAR VS. DISTRICT HANDLOOM WEAVERS CO OPERATIVE SOCIETY [LAWS(ALL)-1965-2-4] [REFERRED TO]
V S RICE AND OIL MILLS VS. STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH [LAWS(SC)-1964-3-24] [RELIED ON]
BHARON PRASAD VS. REGIONAL TRANSPORT AUTHORITY [LAWS(ALL)-1977-8-28] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF MADRAS VS. JAYALAKSHMI RICE MILL CONTRACTORS CO [LAWS(APH)-1958-3-5] [REFERRED TO]
SECRETARY TO GOVT PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANDHRA VS. ADONI GINNING FACTORY [LAWS(APH)-1958-12-5] [REFERRED TO]
GADAGOTLU SITARAMAIAH VS. COLLECTOR OF CENTRAL EXCISE HYDERABAD [LAWS(APH)-1959-12-23] [REFERRED TO]
PARADIP PORT TRUST VS. COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AND CENTRAL [LAWS(ORI)-1991-5-27] [REFERRED TO]
NARAYANA PANICKER VS. DISTRICT SUPPLY OFFICER PALGHAT [LAWS(KER)-1968-2-8] [REFERRED TO]
HIRALAL SUTWALA VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-1952-9-12] [REFERRED TO]
R SANTHANA RAJ VS. CHIEF ENGINEER [LAWS(MAD)-2011-11-26] [REFERRED TO]
HARI RAM PARAS RAM VS. STATE OF HARYANACHANDIGARH [LAWS(P&H)-1981-9-12] [REFERRED TO]
RAM BUX VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-1974-9-4] [REFERRED TO]
RAM BUX VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-1974-9-13] [REFERRED TO]
PRAKASH PARCEL SERVICE LIMITED VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2013-5-89] [REFERRED TO]
BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED VS. TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA [LAWS(SC)-2013-12-11] [REFERRED TOW]
VADODARA SHAHERI JILLA KHEDUT MANDAL AND ORS VS. VADODARA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AND ORS [LAWS(GJH)-2014-7-205] [REFERRED TO]
RAJESH RATHORE VS. STATE OF CHHATTISGARH [LAWS(CHH)-2021-1-54] [REFERRED TO]
SHANMUKHA SUNDARAM PILLAI S. VS. MEENACHIL RUBBER MARKETING & PROCESSING CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD [LAWS(KER)-2022-4-46] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

- (1.)This is an appeal from a judgment of the H. C. of Judicature at Patna dismissing a revn. petn. against the conviction of the applt. for an offence under S. 186, Penal Code.
(2.)The applt. was at all material times the General Manager of the Jagdishpur Zamindary Co. (hereinafter referred to as the company) who were the lessees of a sugar factory referred to in these proceedings as the Bhita Sugar Factory. He was prosecuted for obstructing the then Dist. Mag. and the Special Officer-in-charge of Rationing, Patna, in the discharge of their official functions when they went to the factory on 6-12-1947 to remove 5,000 maunds of sugar which had been seized out of the stock held by the Company pursuant to an order of the Govt. of Bihar dated 5-12-1947. The case for the prosecution was as follows : The Company had deliberately failed to comply with the orders for supply of sugar issued from time to time under the provisions of the Sugar and Sugar Products Control Order,1947, by officers of the Govt. duly authorised in that behalf, and in consequence, the Govt. made the following order on 5-12-1947 :
"In exercise of the powers conferred on the Central Govt. by cl. (j) of sub-s. (2) of S. 3, Essential Supplies (Temporary Powers) Act, 1946, which have been delegated to the Provincial Govt. in relation to foodstuffs in the notin. of the Govt. of India, Dept. of Food, No. PY-603 (2)-1 dated 21-10-1946, the Governor of Bihar is pleased :

(1) to authorise the Dist. Mag Patna and /or the Special Officer-in-charge of Rationing. Patna, to search the stock of sugar held by Messrs. Jagdishpur Zamindary Co. Bhita, in the Dist. of Patna, which is about to commit a contravention of the order of the Chief Controller of Prices and supplies, Bihar, made under cl. 7 (1) (ii), Sugar- and Sugar Products Control Order, 1947, and issued in order No. 1613-P.C.R. dated 27-9-1947 in so far as the said order relates to the said Company, and

(2) to direct that 5,000 maunds of sugar held in stock by the said Company shall be seized.

By order of the Governor of Bihar

Sd. T. P. SINGH,

Secretary to Govt."

(3.)On 6-12-1947 when the officers named went to the factory to carry out the aforesaid order, they were told by the applt. that he would do everything possible to obstruct the removal of the sugar, and accordingly it was found that the sugar godowns had been locked and the road leading to them blocked by heaps of coal, firewood and tins placed across, so as to make vehicular traffic impossible. A railway siding leading to the godowns had also been rendered unserviceable by the removal of some of the rails and fishplates. As a result of such obstruction, the officers had to seek the aid of armed police to break open the locks, repair the railway line and clear the road block before the sugar could be removed from the factory.
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