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BIJU AND COMPANY, DOOR NO.31/1, MEDICAL v. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY CHIEF - ST Rev No. 324 of 2003  RD-KL 13324 (18 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMST Rev No. 324 of 2003()
1. BIJU AND COMPANY, DOOR NO.31/1, MEDICAL
1. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY CHIEF
For Petitioner :SRI.V.GIRI
For Respondent :GOVERNMENT PLEADER
The Hon'ble the Chief Justice MR.H.L.DATTU The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.T.SANKARAN
O R D E R
H.L.DATTU, C.J. & K.T.SANKARAN, J.C.M.Appln.No.604 of 2003 & S.T.Rev.No.324 of 2003
Dated, this the 18th day of July, 2007
K.T.Sankaran, J.This is an application for condonation of delay in filing the revision petition. It is stated in the affidavit as well as the accompanying petition that the delay is 62 days. In the affidavit it is stated thus:
"It is submitted that the judgment of the Tribunal is dt.17.9.2001. It was stated that copy had been communicated to the Authorised Representative. But, the same was misplaced in the office of the Authorised Representative. An application for fresh copy was thereafter made on coming to know of the order and this was received on 10.11.2002."
2. A counter affidavit has been filed wherein it is stated that the impugned order was communicated to the authorised representative of the petitioner on 4.12.2001 and it was duly acknowledged by him and there is a delay of 825 days in filing the Revision. This statement is not denied by the petitioner by filing any reply. Moreover, the affidavit accompanying the petition for condonation of delay would indicate that the copy was received though no date was mentioned in the affidavit. Even assuming that what is stated by the petitioner is correct, the petitioner is not entitled to exclude the time elapsed after receipt of copy of the order. Therefore, the objection raised by the respondent has to be accepted. The petitioner has not satisfactorily explained S.T.Rev.324/2003 2 the delay. Accordingly the application seeking condonation of delay is rejected. Consequently, the revision petition is also dismissed. (H.L.DATTU) CHIEF JUSTICE (K.T.SANKARAN)
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