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Rule 8 CPC
IN THE COURT OF ADJ, CITY
Hus VS Wife
Application Under Rule 8 of the CPC to strike-off the defence
The applicant states as under:
1) That the above noted petition filed on xxx and the respondent appeared on dated mmm through her counsel. The time for filing the written reply was 30days according to CPC. But till today the respondent has not filed her reply of the petition. It is pertinent to mention here that the respondent received summons on dated nnnn.
2) That the reply of the respondent is not filed till today without any reason or without the permission of this Hon’ble Court.
3) That now the defence of the respondent should be struck off in accordance with the rule 8 of the CPC.
It is therefore respectfully prayed that the application may kindly be allowed and the defence of the respondent may kindly be struck-off.