Phool Patti and Anr. Versus Ram Singh

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1240 OF 2005
Phool Patti and Anr. …Appellants
Versus
Ram Singh (Dead) Through Lrs. & Anr. …Respondents

The plaint filed by Ram Singh further stated that some differences had arisen between the members of the joint Hindu family and as a result of a family settlement, the said land was given to him. Ram Singh further stated that he was in cultivating possession of the agricultural land and in physical possession of the residential house. Ram Singh averred that Bhagwana refused to admit his (Ram Singh’s) claim to the agricultural land and the residential house and in effect sought to negate the family settlement. Accordingly, Ram Singh prayed for a declaration that he is the owner and in cultivating possession of the agricultural land and in physical possession of the residential house. On 5th November, 1980 Bhagwana filed his written statement admitting the entire claim set up by Ram Singh.It appears that Bhagwana’s statement was also recorded subsequently. In view of the written statement as also Bhagwana’s oral statement, the Senior Sub-Judge, Sonepat passed a consent decree on 24th November, 1980and decreed the suit as prayed for by Ram Singh. The result of the decree was that Ram Singh was declared the owner in possession of 52 kanals of land, that is, the agricultural land and the residential house in the revenue estate of Nizampur Majra in district Sonepat….read more