Sardar Mohd Vs. Jag
Mohan & ANR  INSC 1851 (3 November 2008)
JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.6428 OF 2008 (Arising out of S.L.P. (C) No.5893 of
2007) Sardar Mohd. ...Appellant(s) Versus Jag Mohan & Anr. ...Respondent(s)
O R D E R Heard learned counsel for both the sides.
In view of the fact
that we are inclined to remand the matter to the High Court for fresh disposal,
there is no need to traverse or refer all the factual details.
It is seen that the
High Court dismissed the Regular Second Appeal at the admission stage finding
that both the courts below have concurrently arrived at a conclusion. It is
pointed out that the Trial Court decreed the suit only to the extent of refund
of earnest money with interest. In appeal, the First Appellate Court allowed
the same. In other words, the suit filed by the plaintiff-appellant shall stand
decreed in toto.
On going through the
orders passed by the Trial Court as well as by the First Appellate Court, we
are of the view that the High Court ought to have considered the substantial
question of law/grounds raised in the second appeal and ....2/- -2- decided
the matter one way or the other. Such a recourse has not been followed by the
High Court. In this view, we set aside the impugned order of the High Court
dated 7th September, 2006, without expressing any opinion on the merits of the
case of both the sides. It is for the High Court to consider the case of both
the parties and dispose of the second appeal in accordance with law as
expeditiously as possible.
The civil appeal is,
accordingly, disposed of.