High Court of Judicature at Allahabad
Case Law Search
Brahmachari Yadav And Others v. District Judge And Others - MATTERS UNDER ARTICLE 227 No. 32 of 2007  RD-AH 3667 (2 March 2007)
Hon. Pankaj Mithal,J
Heard learned counsel for the petitioners.
In the suit issue No. 3 has been framed with regard to the jurisdiction of the court.
The petitioners who are plaintiffs moved an application in the suit for deciding the aforesaid issue No. 3 as a preliminary issue. The said application has been rejected by the trial court holding that issue No. 3 is a mixed question of fact and law and is depended upon the outcome of the issue No. 11 which is totally factual in nature. The petitioners revision against the said order has also been dismissed. Both the above orders have been challenged by means of this writ petition.
I have perused the judgment and orders of both the courts below and found that the issue of jurisdiction is depended upon the nature of the land which has to be decided under issue No. 11. The decision on the nature of the land is purely factual in nature, therefore the courts below have committed no error in holding that the issue of jurisdiction involves both facts and law.
A part from the above, the petitioners are not adversely affected if the said issue of jurisdiction is decided simultaneously with the other issues, as the petitioners themselves are the plaintiffs in the suit.
In view of the above, no interference is called for in exercise of the writ jurisdiction. The writ petition is accordingly dismissed. However, the trial court is directed to dispose of the suit as a whole as expeditiously as possible preferably within a period of one year from the date of production of a certified copy of this order in as much as the suit is pending since 1988.
Double Click on any word for its dictionary meaning or to get reference material on it.