CHATURGUN TURHA Vs. JAMADAR MIAN
LAWS(PAT)-1960-12-11
HIGH COURT OF PATNA
Decided on December 22,1960

CHATURGUN TURHA Appellant
VERSUS
JAMADAR MIAN Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

RAMDHAN PURI V. BRAHMADEO LAL [REFERRED TO]
VENKANNA V. VENKATA SURYA NEELADRI RAO [REFERRED TO]
DEBENDRA KUMAR DAS V. SATISH CHANDRA DAS [REFERRED TO]
GHUMANDA SINGH V. EMPEROR [REFERRED TO]
RAGHUNATH V. YADAV [REFERRED TO]
USMAN ALI V. EMPEROR [REFERRED TO]
BHUBANESWARI GOSWAMI V. KALIRAM BURMAN [REFERRED TO]
ABDUL WAHAB KHAN VS. MOHD HAMID ULLAH [REFERRED TO]
KIRTI BHUSAN NAMUA VS. LAKSHMAN DAY [REFERRED TO]
SHANTILAL MAGANLAL VS. DAHYABHAI GORDHANBHAI [REFERRED TO]
TRIJOGI NARAYAN SINGH VS. KAMTA PRASAD [REFERRED TO]
KING EMPEROR VS. ABDULLAH S/O ISMAIL [REFERRED TO]
BADRIDAS AGARWALLA VS. SOHAN LAL OSWAL [REFERRED TO]
HEM CHANDRA BANERJI VS. ABDUR RAHAMAN [REFERRED TO]



Cited Judgements :-

BHOLA MAHTON VS. BHATTU BAITHA [LAWS(PAT)-1969-7-10] [REFERRED TO]
DHANESWAS SATHUA MOHAPATRA AND 2 ORS. VS. CHAMPA BEWA [LAWS(ORI)-1970-4-14] [REFERRED TO]
RAM CHANDRA PRASAD VISHARAD VS. KHOKHA SAO AND OTHERS [LAWS(PAT)-1969-4-26] [REFERRED TO]
RATICHANDRA MANDAL VS. STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(PAT)-2017-3-34] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

U.N.Sinha, J. - (1.)This is an application by the second party in a proceeding under Section 147 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. It is directed against the order of the learned Magistrate dated the 10th of September, 1957, by which he has prohibited the second party from interfering with the exercise of a right of easement claimed by the first party to the proceeding. In order to make his order effective, the learned Magistrate has directed the second party to remove an obstruction said to have been erected by them, by the 10th of October, 1957, failing which it is stated that the second party will be liable to prosecution under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Being aggrieved by the order of the learned Magistrate, the petitioners had moved the learned Sessions Judge, asking him to make a reference to this court, in order that the order of the learned Magistrate may be set aside. The learned Sessions Judge has refused to make such a reference.
(2.)The facts, shortly speaking, are as follows: The case of the first party was that he had his residential house in village Mahadeva and the drain water of his house used to flow towards north and used to be discharged, from time immemorial, into Plot No 203 belonging to the second Party. On the 28th of October, 1956, the second party erected a bund on their land resulting in complete stoppage of the flow of the drain water from the house of the first party. The first party had Protested and had opposed the construction of the bund in question, but the second party had been adamant in their attitude, with the result that there was an apprehension of a breach of peace. The first party Prayed that action may be taken by the learned Magistrate under Section 147 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The case of the second party was that plot No. 203 was their kasht land upon which they grow different kinds of crops and vegetables. For the protection of their crop a bund exists on the said plot for a long time. The second party used to repair the bund from time to time and the drain water from the house of the first party never flowed into plot No. 203. According to the second party, the drain water from the house of the first party used to flow towards west. The case of the second party further was that, over the flow of the drain water from the house of the first party there had been some dispute between the latter and one Satnarain Nonia which dispute had been settled on compromise between them.
(3.)Upon the allegations stated above, a proceeding under Section 147 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was drawn up and both the parties adduced evidence before the learned Magistrate in support of their respective cases. Upon a consideration of the evidence adduced before him, the learned Magistrate has held that the first party had successfully proved his right of easement since time immemorial and that an interference with the right was likely to lead to breach of Peace. The learned Magistrate has, therefore, passed the order complained of.


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