Originally posted by : Env Coord
Does Limitation period apply to Order VIII Rule 1 of CPC when defendant has been served with summons on 2nd April, 2022. Factual matrix of the issue being Plaintiff moved interlocutory application under Section 94 CPC for appointment of receiver and calling upon defendant to furnish security. Due Covid restrictions and less attendance of court staff, Judge allowed Plaintiff to serve copy of I.A. to defendant via registered post (A.D.), Defendant received RPAD postal article on 2nd April, 2022.So how is 4 weeks limitation period to file say calculated by Court ?Does it include or exclude public holidays like Eid, Good Friday and Sunday while computing 4 weeks from the date of receipt of RPAD via defendant?
No, provision of Order VIII Rule 1 is not applicable in the instant case.
Service of notice to defendant is restricted till the issues in the suit are not decided i.e., decree passed / dismissed.
Application under Section 94 CPC can be moved and considered when Court finds the property is required to be taken over.
Your query is qua service of summon/ notice of suit or application u/s 94 CPC, be clear ?
Service of notice / summons within 4 weeks shall not be directed by any Court, please recheck the order.
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