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Thursday, February 18, 2016

starting point of limitation for redemption of usufructuary mortgage should run from the date the mortgage money is paid or is otherwise satisfied.= question of limitation on redemption of usufructuary mortgage, the High Court has placed reliance on Sampuran Singh & Others Vs. Niranjan Kaur & Others reported in (1999) 2 SCC 679 and Prabhakaran & Others Vs. M. Azhagiri Pillai reported in (2006) 4 SCC 484. The position taken by the High Court in those decisions has been held to be no more good law in Singh Ram Vs. Sheo Ram and Others reported in (2014) 9 SCC 185 wherein it has been held that the starting point of limitation for redemption of usufructuary mortgage should run from the date the mortgage money is paid or is otherwise satisfied.



                                                              NON-REPORTABLE
                        IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
                        CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION


                      CIVIL APPEAL NOS. 788-789 OF 2016
              (Arising out of SLP (C) Nos. 31469-31470 of 2014)



      MOHAN LAL                                         APPELLANT

                                VERSUS

      MOHAN LAL & ORS                               RESPONDENTS


                               J U D G M E N T


      KURIAN,J.

1.    Leave granted.

2.    The appellant is aggrieved by the  impugned  orders  dated  25.07.2013
and 18.12.2013 passed by the High  Court  of  Judicature  for  Rajasthan  at
Jodhpur.  The application filed by the respondent under Order VII,  Rule  11
(d) CPC in Suit No. 219/2004 on the file of Civil  Judge,  Junior  Division,
Jodhpur was allowed.
3.    On the question of limitation on redemption of usufructuary  mortgage,
the High Court has placed reliance on Sampuran Singh & Others  Vs.  Niranjan
Kaur & Others reported in (1999) 2 SCC 679 and Prabhakaran & Others  Vs.  M.
Azhagiri Pillai reported in (2006) 4 SCC 484.  The  position  taken  by  the
High Court in those decisions  has been held to  be  no  more  good  law  in
Singh Ram Vs. Sheo Ram and Others reported in (2014) 9 SCC  185  wherein  it
has been held that the  starting  point  of  limitation  for  redemption  of
usufructuary mortgage should run from the date the mortgage  money  is  paid
or is otherwise satisfied.

4.    In that view of the matter, the impugned judgments of the  High  Court
are set aside.  The matters are remitted  to  the  Trial  Court.   The  suit
shall be tried on all issues raised for trial.  Being a  suit  of  the  year
2004, we request the Trial Court to dispose of the suit  within  six  months
from the date of next appearance of the parties.  The parties  shall  appear
before the Trial Court on 4th April, 2016.

5.    The appeals are allowed as above with no order as to costs.


                                             .....................J.
                                             [KURIAN JOSEPH]



                                            ....................J.
                                            [ROHINTON FALI NARIMAN

      NEW DELHI;
      JANUARY 29, 2016


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