Mahesh Udyog & ANR
Vs. Agriculture Produce Mark.Commtt.& ANR.  INSC 1224 (25 July 2008)
JURISDICTION Civil Appeal Nos.4683-4685 of 2008 (arising out of SLP (C) No.
5786-5788 of 2008) M/s. Mahesh Udyog and Anr. ...Appellant(s) VERSUS
Agriculture Produce Market Committee, UNA & Anr. ...Respondents
these appeals, M/s. Mahesh Udyog & Anr. have challenged an interim order
dated 8th of January,2008 in C.M.P. No. 2666 of 2007, which arose out of
C.W.P.No. 1669 of 2007, passed by the Division Bench of the High Court of
Himachal Pradesh at Shimla. While issuing notice, this Court passed the
following order:- "Delay condoned. Issue notice, returnable within two
weeks, on the special leave petition as well as on the prayer for interim
relief. Dasti, in addition, is permitted. However, we keep on record that Mr.
P.P. Rao, learned Senior Counsel appearing for the petitioners submits before
us that although the Bank Guarantee was furnished, it was not accepted because
of delay in submission of the same."
Rao, learned senior counsel appearing for the appellants, submitted before us
that the Bank Guarantee in question has already been furnished by the
appellants. The learned counsel appearing for the respondents could not dispute
this factual position.
heard the learned counsel appearing for the parties and after going through the
impugned order, we are of the view that since the Writ Petition itself is
pending final adjudication before the High Court, only order that can be passed
in this appeal is to request the High Court to dispose of the same at an early
date preferably within three months from the date of communication of this
order, without being influenced by any order passed by this Court and that,
till the disposal of the Writ Petition by the High Court, direction to deposit
penalty amount by the authorities shall remain stayed.
this direction, the appeals are disposed of. There shall be no order as to
make it clear that we have not gone into the merits of the Writ Petition, which
shall be decided by the High Court in accordance with law.