proof of having served it on other party???
................ Would you please elaborate it? How this may have happened.
Procedure are as follows in general:-
Reply is filed in court and
Reply is to be given to the concerned authority or bench clerk and
bench clerk also asks a photocopy per number of opposite parties
copies of it to be served to the other party by the bench clerk.
Unless copy isn't served and recorded accordingly, court may not pass order on ot. Ofcourse it may reject the application and in that case copy of the application need not be served to other party.
E.g. prayer for filing written Args, if court rejects the the application on the face of it, it doesn't matter if it was served a copy to opposite party.
Then bench clerk gives exh number and also puts remarks as filed and puts it before court to make further orders such as R & R or filed or admitted or allowed etc etc
This basic due process must be adhered and and it is a part of fair trial!!!
And then examination of parties as first heanring happens etc etc etc.....
Copy of Affidavit may not be given to other party as it is supporting affidavit of the application.
To get copy opposite party has to apply for the certified copy.