Central Bank of India v. N.R.C. Limited

Central Bank of India v. N.R.C. Limited                        

CONTEMPT PETITION NO. 147 OF 2014                                                                                                                   in SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION(C) No.24874/2013                                                                                             JUDGEMENT on MARCH 05, 2014.

A contempt petition filed by Central Bank of India making a grievance that the respondent-N.R.C. Ltd. has not complied with the order dated 19th August, 2013 passed by this Court while dismissing their SLP. The said order dismissed the SLP filed by the respondent, challenging their eviction from the premises occupied by them. However, considering the number of employees who were engaged in their registered office situated at that place, they were granted time till the end of December, 2014 to vacate the premises, subject to filing the usual undertaking in the Registry of this Court. The Supreme Court said that the financial difficulties of N.R.C. Ltd. were brought to the notice of this Court by filing the I.A.No.2 of 2014 which was not pressed, and that being so, the issue cannot be allowed to be re-agitated. A tenant or an occupant cannot be permitted to be on the premises of the landlord without paying the rent, or the occupation charges, which is what N.R.C. Ltd. is attempting to do. This being the position, in the view, the Central Bank will be entitled to take back the possession of the concerned premises with respect to which the order of eviction has been passed, and permission was granted to resume the same by taking the help of police if required...read more