A case is an authority only for what it actually decides and not for what may logically follow from it. Every judgment must be read as applicable to the particular facts proved, or assumed to be proved; since the generality of the expressions which may be found there are not intended to be expositions of the whole law but governed or qualified by the particular facts of the case in which expressions are to be found. In Kewal Krishan Puri's case there are certain observations which were really not necessary for purposes of that decision and go beyond the occasion and therefore they have no binding authority though they may have a persuasive value.
Supreme Court of IndiaSreenivasa General Traders & Ors. ... vs State Of
Andhra Pradesh & Ors. Etc on 6 September, 1983Equivalent citations: 1983 AIR 1246, 1983 SCR (3) 843Bench: Sen, A.P. (J)Read full judgment here;click here