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KODAMTHURUTHU PANCHAYATH SCHEDULTED v. OUSEPACHAN ALIAS JOSEPH - WP(C) No. 770 of 2007(N)  RD-KL 470 (8 January 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMWP(C) No. 770 of 2007(N)
1. KODAMTHURUTHU PANCHAYATH SCHEDULTED
1. OUSEPACHAN ALIAS JOSEPH,
For Petitioner :SRI.MOHAMMED RAFIQ
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR
O R D E R
M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR,J.W.P.(C)NO.770 OF 2007
DATED THIS THE 8th DAY OF JANUARY, 2007
Petitioner is the defendant in O.S.277/05 on the file of Munsiff Court, Cherthala. Respondent is the plaintiff. Respondent filed I.A.3030/06, an application under Order VI Rule 17 of the Code of Civil Procedure to amend the plaint. Under Ext.P9 order, learned Munsiff allowed the application. It is challenged in this petition filed under Article 227 of Constitution of India.
2. Arguments of learned Counsel appearing for petitioner was that by the amendment the nature of the suit will be changed and learned Munsiff has not considered the objections raised by petitioner and petitioner had earlier instituted another suit and in that suit the way claimed is not the way now being claimed and that suit was withdrawn and in such circumstances, Ext.P9 order is to be quashed.
3. Under Order VI Rule 17 of the Code, learned Munsiff has a wide discretion to allow an application for amendment of the plaint for a just decision of the case. Learned Munsiff has exercised the discretion by permitting the amendment. The nature of the suit will not be changed by the amendment. So also the character of the suit will W.P.(c)770/07 2 not be changed. In such circumstances, in exercise of the extraordinary jurisdiction of this Court under Article 227 of Constitution of India, I do not find any reason to interfere with Ext.P9 order. Petitioner is entitled to file an additional written statement taking all the contentions raised herein. Writ petition is dismissed.
M.SASIDHARAN NAMBIAR,JUDGEAcd W.P.(c)770/07 3
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