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Whether the question of fact can be raised for the first time in second appeal?

 Further defendants had not raised a plea of benami at all in their pleadings. In the absence of such a plea being raised no issue in fact could arise. In a decision reported in Heirs of Vrajlal J. Ganatra v. Heirs of Parshottam S. Shah MANU/SC/1161/1996 : Judgment Today 1996 (4) S.C. 725, Supreme Court holds that the question whether sale is benami or not is a question of fact. If it is question of fact then such a question cannot be raised for the first time in Second Appeal. Further if the grounds of appeal before the District Court are seen it would be clear that in those grounds of appeal such a plea was not at all raised. Learned Judge of the First Appellate Court therefore had erred in holding the transaction to be a benami transaction and dismissing the suit.

{Para 11}


Second Appeal No. 448 of 1996

Decided On: 07.10.2009

Shrikant Gopalkrushna Tare and Ors.  Vs.  Vasant Nagorao Mahalley and Ors.

Hon'ble Judges/Coram:

C.L. Pangarkar, J.

Citation: MANU/MH/1151/2009,2010(1) ALLMR 114.

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