K N GOVINDAN KUTTY MENON Vs. C D SHAJI
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: KERALA)
K.N.GOVINDAN KUTTY MENON
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(1.) Leave granted.
(2.) This appeal raises an important question as to the
interpretation of Section 21 of the Legal Services Authorities
Act, 1987 (in short 'the Act'). The question posed for
consideration is that when a criminal case filed under Section
138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 referred to by the
Magistrate Court to Lok Adalat is settled by the parties and an
award is passed recording the settlement, can it be considered
as a decree of a civil court and thus executable
(3.) This appeal is directed against the final judgment and
order dated 24.11.2009 passed by the High Court of Kerala at
Ernakulam in Writ Petition (C) No. 33013 of 2009 whereby the
High Court dismissed the petition filed by the appellant
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