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THE PLANTATION CORPORATION OF KERALA LTD v. MADHAVA BHAT, AGED 76 YEARS - RSA No. 488 of 2007 [2007] RD-KL 13732 (20 July 2007)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM

RSA No. 488 of 2007()

1. THE PLANTATION CORPORATION OF KERALA LTD
... Petitioner

Vs

1. MADHAVA BHAT, AGED 76 YEARS,
... Respondent

For Petitioner :SRI.T.N.ARUNKUMAR (PERUMBAVOOR)

For Respondent : No Appearance

The Hon'ble MR. Justice M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR

Dated :20/07/2007

O R D E R

M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR,J.


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R.S.A. NO. 488 OF 2007
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Dated this the 20th day of July, 2007



JUDGMENT

Plaintiff in O.S.311/1999 on the file of Munsiff Court, Kasaragod is the appellant. Defendant is the respondent. Appellant instituted the suit seeking a decree for permanent prohibitory injunction contending that plaint schedule property forms part of the cashew plantation and as per order in G.O.(MS) 117/78/RD dated 19.1.1978 plaint schedule property was directed to be assigned and transferred to the appellant Corporation and eventhough possession was handed over to the appellant, survey and issue of patta was done only partly and the appellant is in actual possession and enjoyment of the property and respondent is not in possession of the property and he attempted to trespass into the property and therefore respondent is to be restrained by permanent prohibitory injunction from trespassing R.S.A.488/2007 2 into the plaint schedule property. Respondent filed a written statement contending that appellant is not in possession of the property and the improvements in the plaint schedule property was effected by respondent and it forms part of the 3 acres in R.S.217/1A assigned in his favour as per order dated 26.9.1966 and even before the assignment deed, he has been in possession of the property and in such circumstance, appellant is not entitled to the decree sought for.

2. Learned Munsiff on the evidence of PW1, DW1 and Exts.B1 to B3 and C1 dismissed the suit holding that appellant did not establish their right and possession. It was challenged before Sub Court, Kasaragod in A.S.120/2003. Learned Sub Judge on reappreciation of evidence confirmed the findings of learned Munsiff and dismissed the appeal. It is challenged in the second appeal.

3. Learned counsel appearing for appellant was heard.

4. Apart from contending that the plaint R.S.A.488/2007 3 schedule property was directed to be transferred as per G.O.(MS) 117/78/RD dated 19.1.1978 to the appellant Corporation and appellant Corporation obtained possession of the property, no material whatsoever was produced before the trial court to establish that appellant has been in possession of the property. It is on appreciation of the evidence, courts below concurrently found that the appellant failed to prove the possession. In such circumstance, that factual finding cannot be interfered in exercise of the powers of this court under section 100 of the Code of Civil Procedure. No substantial question of law is involved in the appeal. The appeal is dismissed. M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR

JUDGE

tpl/-

M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR, J.

W.P.(C).NO. /06

JUDGMENT

SEPTEMBER,2006


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