INDIA HOUSE Vs. KISHAN N LALWANI
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
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R. C. Lahoti, J. -
(2.)These appeals by special leave lay challenge to an order of the High Court whereby two civil revisions filed by the respondent herein under Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Buildings (Lease and Rent) Control Act, 1960 (hereinafter, the Tamil Nadu Act, for short) feeling aggrieved by a common order disposing of two appeals, have been held to have been filed within the period of limitation. The High Court has condoned the delay in filing the revision petitions subject to payment of Rs. 750/- by way of costs by the petitioner to the respondent before it. The respondent in the High Court has filed these two appeals by special leave.
(3.)The facts in brief. The appellate order, which is the subject matter of revision in the High Court, was passed on 25-9-2001. Application for obtaining certified copy of the order was made on 9-11-2001. Certified copy was delivered on 24-12-2001. The civil revisions were filed in the High Court on 2-1-2002. The High Court has held that there was a sufficient cause for the application for certified copy having been made belatedly on 9-11-2001 when the limitation for filing the revision petitions had already expired. The High Court has also held that the time lost between 9-11-2001 and 24-12-2001 (both days inclusive) was liable to be excluded from computing the period of limitation in accordance with sub-section (2) of Section 12 of the
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