‘Substantial Question Of Law’ Requirement Not Mandatory In Second Appeals Before Punjab & Haryana HC: SC

“Insofar as the State of Punjab is worried, a 2d attraction does now not require components of a substantial question of law since the Punjab Act could be applicable for the State.” A Supreme Court bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Indira Banerjee has observed that two judgments delivered using any other bench ‘might now not maintain the sector’ as they are contrary to the Constitution Bench judgment in Pankajakshi (Dead) Through L.Rs Vs. Chandrika.

In those judgments [Chand Kaur (D) through Los. Vs. Mehar Kaur (D) through Los. And Surat Singh (Dead) Vs. Siri Bhagwan & Ors], the bench, at the same time as considering appeals arising from orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court (in a second attraction), discovered that the sine qua non for permitting the second attraction is first to frame the widespread question(s) of law bobbing up within the case after which decide the second one appeal via answering the query(s) framed.

These judgments have been depended on using the appellant inside the gift case Kirodi vs. Ram Prakash to contend that the Punjab and Haryana High Court order is vulnerable to be set aside since the ordinary second attraction has been decided without framing a query of law. However, the bench, listening to the charter bench judgment in Pankajakshi (Dead), observed:

Unfortunately, in appreciation of each of the first two judgments, emanating from the 2nd enchantment in Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Constitution Bench choice has not been introduced to the Bench’s attention identifying the topics. The courtroom said that, although the Code of Civil Procedure calls for the second one enchantment to contain a substantial question of regulation considering the equal mandatorily, however as a way as a nation of Punjab is worried, Section 41 of the Punjab Courts Act, 1918 does now not require the framing of this sort of vast question of law.


The Constitution Bench, in Pankajakshi, overruled the judgment in Kulwant Kaur & Ors. Vs. Gurdial Singh Mann, wherein had held that Section forty-one of the Punjab Act is expressly in a struggle with Section 100 of the Code of Civil Procedure, it would be deemed to were repealed. However, the bench held that, because Section ninety-seven (1) of the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act,1976 has no software to Section 41 of the Punjab Courts Act, it’d always retain as a regulation in pressure. Taking notice of this the bench, stated:

“The effect of the judgment of the Constitution Bench is that insofar as the State of Punjab is concerned, a second enchantment does no longer require a system of a vast question of law since the Punjab Act could be relevant for the State. Hence, Section a hundred of the Code might now not keep the sector having a supervening impact.” Given the prison function enunciated above, the judgments of this court in Chand Kaur(D) thru Mrs.’s case (supra) and Surat Singh (Dead)’s case (supra) being contrary to the Constitution Bench of this Court in Pankajakshi (Dead) via L.Rs. & Ors. (supra) and the Constitution Bench’s selection no longer being delivered to the notice of the Bench of this Court figuring out the matters, they could not keep the sphere.”

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