& Anr Vs. Mohan Prasad & Anr  INSC 702 (9 May 1996)
K.Ramaswamy, K.Faizan Uddin (J) G.B. Pattanaik (J)
1996 SCALE (5)77
9TH DAY OF MAY, 1996 Present:
Mr.Justice K.Ramaswamy Hon'ble Mr.Justice Faizan Uddin Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.B.Pattanaik
N.S.Bisht, Adv. for the appellants K.D.Prasad and A.N.Bardiyar, Advs. for the
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following Order of the Court was delivered:
& Anr. V. Mohan Prasad & Anr.
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petitioners pray in these petitions, among others things, to recall our order
dated 8.1.1996. They say that the counsel who appeared for them did not inform
the result and the undertaking they were required to give to vacate the
premises. They were not served with the dasti service in the contempt
proceedings and, therefore, they were unaware of the proceedings that took
place in this Court. Consequently, they were wrongly convicted. Their special
leave petition against order or eviction upheld by the High Court was
dismissed. Time, at request; was given to deliver vacant possession after
expiry of the time and written undertaking was given. It is too much to accept
such contentions. It is not in dispute that Mrs. Gyan Sudha Misra, counsel
appearing on their behalf had filed the SLP. It is not their case that they
made enquiry of the result of the case in this Court.
would be normal practice, unless contrary is proved, that the counsel who
appeared for the petitioner duly would intimate the result of the order passed
by this Court. Under these circumstances, this Court cannot investigate into
the fact whether the counsel for the petitioner had communicated the order or
not. It is not their case that they have vacated the premises after the SLP
came to be dismissed by this Court after expiry of given period. The postal
service of notice in contempt petition has not been effected.
we directed service by dasti so that personal notice could be given to the
petitioner by the respondents.
affidavit has been filed by Mohan Prasad, son of Dwarka Prasad, the respondent
in the SLP and the petitioner in the contempt petition, wherein he has stated
that he had taken the service personally to the- respondent and sought to serve
on them. They had declined to receive the notice.
service of notice could not be effected through dasti.
not find that any case is made out to recall the order directing them to
undergo sentence of six months awarded in the contempt case, All the I.As. are
accordingly disposed of.
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