STATE OF KARNATAKA ETC. VERSUS M/S PRO LAB & ORS. ETC.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1145 OF 2006

STATE OF KARNATAKA ETC. …..APPELLANT(S)

VERSUS

M/S PRO LAB & ORS. ETC. …..RESPONDENT(S)

 

Constitutional validity of Entry 25 of Schedule VI to the Karnataka Sales Tax Act, 1957 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Act’) is the subject matter of the present appeal. It is the third endeavour to resurrect this entry, when on the first two occasions, the steps taken by the State were declared as impermissible. Even this time, the High Court has dumped the amendment as unconstitutional. However, the reasons advanced by the High Court in all three rounds are different. While traversing through the historical facts leading to the issue at hand, we shall be referring to the same for clear understanding of the controversy involved….read more