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The C/M Sanjay Kumar Saraswati Vidya Mandir Int.Col. & Anr. v. Tne C/M Sanjay Kumar Saraswati Shiksha Samiti, Maghav & Ors. - SPECIAL APPEAL No. 155 of 2007  RD-AH 2802 (20 February 2007)
Hon'ble Dr. B.S. Chauhan, J.
Hon'ble Ran Vijai Singh, J.
There is delay of 55 days in filing the special appeal against the judgment and order of learned single Judge dated 22.8.2006.
Learned single Judge has dismissed the writ petition filed by the appellant petitioner against the judgment and order of Disciplinary Authority, Appellate Authority and Revisional Authority of the C.R.P.F. Department by which the services of the petitioner had been dismissed for misconduct for remaining absent from his duty for about six years.
Learned counsel for the respondents has raised a preliminary objection regarding the maintainability of special appeal. In view of provision of Chapter VIII Rule 5 of the Allahabad High Court Rules 1952 which provides if the writ petition before the learned single Judge filed against the judgment and order of Revisional Authority, the special appeal is not maintainable.
We find substance in the preliminary objection raised by the counsel for the respondent. The appeal is liable to be dismissed non maintainable, even if the delay is condoned. More so Union of India has neither been impleaded in writ court nor before this Court(Appellate Court). In view of decision of Apex Court in the case of Ranjeet Mal, Vs. General Manager, Northern Railway,New Delhi and another reported in AIR 1977 Supreme Court page 1701 the writ petition was not maintainable. Since the appeal is the continuation of writ petition, therefore, the Special Appeal is also not maintainable.
Thus in view of the above, no relief can be granted to the petitioner/appellant. Thus condoning the delay will be a futile exercise. Therefore, we are not inclined to condone the delay. The application for condonation of delay is rejected and the appeal is dismissed as barred by time and non maintainable.
The special appeal is dismissed.
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