Jagdish Prasad Vs.
Shiv Nath & ANR.  INSC 1517 (8 September 2008)
JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO. 5587 OF 2008 [Arising out of SLP(C)No.
25716/2007] JAGDISH PRASAD ... APPELLANT(S) :VERSUS:
ORDER Delay condoned.
The High Court in
passing the impugned judgment has committed a factual error in so far as it
proceeded on the basis that the suit filed by the respondents herein was one
under Section 77 of the Registration Act. Admittedly the suit was one for
specific performance of contract. Section 19(b) of the Specific Relief Act,
1963 confers a legal right on a subsequent purchaser for value, without notice,
to be impleaded as a party if the transaction is found to be bona fide.
This aspect of the
matter has been considered by this Court in Kasturi vs. Iyyamperumal &
Ors., [2005 (6) SCC 733]. In this view of the matter, there cannot be any doubt
whatsoever, that as the appellant has a right to be impleaded as a party.
The said prayer,
therefore, should not have been rejected.
For the reasons
aforementioned, the impugned judgment is set aside and the appeal is allowed.