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Bohra Bhoj Raj vs Ram Chandra And Ors.

High Court Of Judicature at Allahabad|30 March, 1920

JUDGMENT / ORDER

JUDGMENT Rafique, J.
1. This is an application in revision from the decree of the Small Cause Court Judge on the ground that the learned Judge had no jurisdiction to entertain the suit. The plaintiffs, the opposite parties, sued in the Court of the Judge of Small Causes at Kasganj for the recovery of half the price of the trees sold by the applicant, on the allegation that under the custom prevailing in the village the plaintiffs, who were the Zamindars, were entitled to half the sale proceeds. The claim was resisted on various grounds, but it was decreed. In revision to this Court it is stated that under Article 13, Schedule II, of the Small Cause Court Act the present suit is not cognizable by Small Cause Court. I do not think that the contention for the applicant is well founded. Mr. Rustomji in is commentary on the Small Cause Courts Act says:
If the claim is simply on the basis of a contract or custom, for example, as recorded in the wajib ul-arz., Article 13 has no application and the suit is prima facie small cause.
2. Under this note he gives rulings of several High Courts, vide page 63 of bis book. The haq that the plaintiffs are claiming was not in respect of any immoveable property but in respect of the price of the trees sold, and their claim is based on the terms of the wajib-ul arz of the village. The objection fails and 1 dismiss the application with costs.
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Title

Bohra Bhoj Raj vs Ram Chandra And Ors.

Court

High Court Of Judicature at Allahabad

JudgmentDate
30 March, 1920
Judges
  • Rafique