Thursday 13 September 2018

Whether party can claim benefit of doctrine of part performance without pleading?

 The last contention of the learned Counsel for the Appellant is in relation to application of Section 53A of the T.P. Act. It is well settled that the Defendant who intends to avail the benefit of this provision must plead that he has taken possession of the property in part performance of the contract. Perusal of the written statement of the first Defendant shows that he has not raised such a plea. Pleadings are meant to give to each side, intimation of the case of the other, so that, it may be met to enable courts to determine what is really at issue between the parties. No relief can be granted to a party without the pleadings. Therefore, it is not open for the first Defendant/Appellant to claim the benefit available Under Section 53A of the T.P. Act.

Civil Appeal No. 5415 of 2011

Decided On: 02.07.2018

Shyam Narayan Prasad Vs. Krishna Prasad and Ors.

Hon'ble Judges/Coram:
Abhay Manohar Sapre and S. Abdul Nazeer, JJ.

Citation: (2018) 7 SCC 646.
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