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Sitaram Swami vs Kalandi Patra on 24 May, 1911
Ganga Ram vs Khiala Ram Bansi Lal on 1 May, 1968

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Madras High Court
Subramania Pillai vs Subramania Ayyar on 10 December, 1897
Equivalent citations: (1898) ILR 21 Mad 419
Bench: S Ayyar, Benson


1. We do not think that the service in this case was proper. Mere temporary absence of the person to be served does not justify the process-server affixing the summons to the door [Bhomshetti v. Umabai I.L.R. 21 Bom. 223,]. It is the duty of the peon to take some pains to find out the person to be served, so that, if possible, personal service may be effected.

2. We must set aside the decree and direct that the Subordinate Judge do restore the suit to his file and dispose of it according to law. Costs will abide and follow the result.