Friday, June 11, 2010

Civil Procedure Code, 1908

Order 11 Rules 1 and 12
HELD "The entire case of the revision petitioner rests on the basis of their enquiry conducted in the matter which resulted in getting the alleged information about the imitations of their branded pen both in design and in shape. Therefore before granting permission to serve the interrogatories, the trial Court was expected to look into the questions for the purpose of arriving at a conclusion as to whether the revision petitioner should be compelled to disclose their nature of evidence in the suit. It is trite that a party is not entitled to serve interrogatories with a view to collect materials which would constitute the evidence of the opposite party. This provision is not a short cut for a party to win the case. The order of the trial Judge does not disclose that the basic requirements for permitting' service of interrogatories were considered in the matter.
The suit is also ripe for trial and in such circumstances, whether it was necessary to deliver the interrogatories with the questions as contained in the application in IA. No. 25 of 2002 was also not considered by the learned trial Judge. Therefore I am of the view that the entire issue need to be considered by the learned trial Judge afresh."
Impugned order set aside.

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