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Smt. Hamida Khatoon v. Moinuddin - WRIT - A No. 43184 of 2006  RD-AH 13355 (10 August 2006)
Hon'ble Rakesh Tiwari, J
By means of this writ petition, the petitioner has prayed for a writ in the nature of mandamus directing the Prescribed Authority/Judge Small Causes Court, Allahabad to decide P.A case No. 71 of 1994-Hamida Khatoon V. Moinuddin within stipulated time preferably within six weeks.
The contention of counsel for the petitioner is that the respondent has adopted delaying tactics from the very beginning and has succeeded to obtain several adjournments with a view to prolong the proceedings.
Mandamus cannot be issued until and unless expedite application is moved before the concerned Court. Writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution is not the proper remedy. It appears that the petitioner has rushed to invoke writ jurisdiction without exhausting appropriate remedy of moving expedite application before the Court below.
The petitioner may move application for expedite hearing of the case before the concerned Court below and if such an application is moved, the Court below may pass appropriate orders within a period of one week from the date of submission of the application. It is expected that the subordinate courts do not grant adjournments on frivolous grounds as ''delay denies justice'. Subordinate Courts should keep it in mind that too many latitude is lethal to justice.
The writ petition is dismissed.
Since this writ petition has been filed without exhausting the appropriate remedy which has resulted in unnecessary wastage of precious time of the Court, the petitioner is directed to deposit a fine of Rs.1000/- with the Registrar General of this court under the head ''Fine' within a period of two weeks from today for rushing to this Court under Article 226 of the Constitution which amounts to hamper dispensation of justice and causing undue delay in decision of dispute requiring findings of facts which could very well have been decided by the Prescribed Authority. The Courts/authorities below shall entertain any application/petition after petitioner produces cash receipt of deposit of the aforesaid amount before the Registrar General of this Court.
Dated. 8th August, 2006
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