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Sandeep Gupta (Manager)     29 August 2020

Judgment interpretation

Respected Sir,

Can you please interpret the following attached order  of supreme court since it is very short.

Does it says that the counterclaim against co-defendant is not permitted in any case.  



 7 Replies

Dr J C Vashista (Lawyer)     30 August 2020

Seek professional services of the lawyer engaged / paid by you.

P. Venu (Advocate)     05 October 2020

Yes, Rule 6A does not provide for counter-claim against a co-defendant.

Sandeep Gupta (Manager)     06 October 2020

Thanks Sir for your valuable feedback. There are couple of judgments in which counterclaim is accepted by the court against co-defendants in partition suit where third party (Purchaser) was also involved even after this order. This is really confusing. Can you provide any latest citation of SC which says it can not be filed again  co-defendants in any case.

P. Venu (Advocate)     06 October 2020

Which are those judgments? Can you furnish the details.

Sandeep Gupta (Manager)     06 October 2020

One of the Judgment from Madras HC and Other is from HC of Karnataka Dharwad Bench

1. A.V.Murugan Vs..K.Maheswari   C.R.P.(MD).No.42 of 2012 and M.P.(MD).No.1 of 2012

2. R.S.A. No. 5669/200

These are the two judgments which has accepted the counterclaim against co-defendants also.

Thanks and Regards,



P. Venu (Advocate)     08 October 2020

The present decision is that of the Supreme Court. So, what is the issue in confusion?:

Sandeep Gupta (Manager)     08 October 2020

The decision of Madras High Court is after the order of Supreme Court I have shared. That is the confusion now which will be applicable. I am not sure the SC decision is in the knowledge of  Madras High Court while taking this decision.

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