Md. Iqbal Vs. Atma Ram
& Ors.  INSC 91 (19 January 2009)
JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.316 OF 2009 (Arising out of S.L.P. (C) No.4507 of
2007) Md. Iqbal ...Appellant(s) Versus Atma Ram & Ors. ...Respondent(s) O R
D E R Leave granted.
Heard learned counsel
for the parties.
By the impugned
order, the High Court has, during the pendency of the Writ Petition filed by
the landlord-respondent No.1 against the judgment of Additional District Judge,
Saharanpur who set aside the eviction order passed by prescribed authority,
directed the tenant-petitioner to pay rent at the rate of Rs. 2100/- per month
in respect of the tenanted premises. The effect of this order is that the
petitioner, who was paying Rs. 150/- per month will have to pay Rs. 2100/- per
At the hearing, the
learned counsel appearing on behalf of the respondent stated that the impugned
order may be set aside and the High Court may be directed to dispose of the
writ petition. We are also of the view that, in the facts and circumstances of
the present case, the High Court should not have ordered payment of rent at the
rate of Rs. 2100/- per month in place of Rs. 150/- per month.
Accordingly, the appeal is allowed and the impugned order is set aside.
The High Court shall
now dispose of the writ petition in accordance with law.