Amlesh Singh & ANR.
Vs. Parmanand Singh & Ors.
O R D E R
We have heard learned
counsel for the appellants.
The respondents, despite
service, have not appeared. Therefore, we are left with no option but to
proceed with the matter without the assistance of the respondents. Learned counsel
for the appellants submitted that his First Appeal No.143 of 2001 pending in
the High Court of Judicature at Patna has not been heard and decided till date.
This case has a checkered history. We do not want to burden this order with the
In the facts and circumstances
of this case, we deem it necessary to direct the High Court of Judicature at Patna
to hear the First Appeal No.143 of 2001 pending before it and decide it on its
own merits without being influenced by any order passed by any Court.
Since the appeal is
pending before it for quite some time, we request the High Court to dispose of
the First Appeal as expeditiously as possible, in any event, within six months
from the date of communication of this order. With this observation, this
appeal is disposed of, leaving the parties to bear their own cost.