A 1947 Case of Theft of A Wrist Watch which resulted in transfer of two Magistrates..A case to show….

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🍁A 1947 Case of Theft of A Wrist Watch which resulted in transfer of two Magistrates..A case to show how Higher Judiciary in those days worked.🙏

🍁 A man lodged a complaint in court that his son’s wrist watch was stolen by nephew of a Police Inspector.

🍁 Case was adjourned for one date after the another date because the Magistrate did not wish to displease the Police Inspector.

🍁 The man wrote a letter to high court. And next week, the Magistrate was transferred.

🍁 New Magistrate came. He looked at this peculiar case because of which his predecessor judge was transferred.

🍁 He adjourned the case for one week. And then called the Complainant and the Police Inspector at his residence. He pressurised the complaint to withdraw the case.

🍁 The complainant said proudly, “My name is Chhagan Bhovan. I do not withdraw my case which is true. I do not give in to injustice or to pressures.”

🍁The Magistrate said with equal pride, “Then my name is Maganbhai and you will see that your case is never decided.”

🍁 Next week, the Judge Mohanbhai simply adjourned the case for a month. The Chhagan Bhovan then wrote a letter to High Court again.

🍁 Next week, the Second Judge Mohanbhai was transferred. He was not only transferred, but he was also forced to resign by High Court…..He resigned and started advocacy.

🍁 Now the case was before a third Magistrate. He looked at the case because of which two previous magistrates were transferred.

🍁 Then he asked Chhagan Bhovan, “How could you say with so certainty the this wrist watch belongs to your son?”

🍁 Chhagan Bhavan replied, “Open the backside lid of wrist watch. In it, name of my son is engraved”.

🍁 The Judge called watch repairer. The backside lid of wrist watch was opened. There, the name of son of Chhagan Bhovan was engraved in small letters as “P.C.Thakkar”…..!!!

🍁 The Complainant won the case. The nephew of Police Inspector was convicted.

🍁 This case happened in court of Vadia village of Gujarat. The second Judge who had to resign because of this case, practised as advocate in nearby village Bagsara village for many years. The full name of complainant was Chhagan Bhovan Khunadiya. (Thakkar) #TrueStory

🍁 I write this post to salute the complainant Chhagan Bhovan and to salute judges of High Court in those days who used to take prompt actions to maintain faith of people in Judiciary.. …

🍁Even today we have got good justices in High Court who take prompt actions, … But somehow such stories are not reported to public.😔

Haresh Raichura (12/12/2017

A 1947 Case of Theft of A Wrist Watch which resulted in transfer of two Magistrates..A case to show….

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🍁A 1947 Case of Theft of A Wrist Watch which resulted in transfer of two Magistrates..A case to show how Higher Judiciary in those days worked.🙏

🍁 A man lodged a complaint in court that his son’s wrist watch was stolen by nephew of a Police Inspector.

🍁 Case was adjourned for one date after the another date because the Magistrate did not wish to displease the Police Inspector.

🍁 The man wrote a letter to high court. And next week, the Magistrate was transferred.

🍁 New Magistrate came. He looked at this peculiar case because of which his predecessor judge was transferred.

🍁 He adjourned the case for one week. And then called the Complaint and the Police Inspector at his residence. He pressurised the complaint to withdraw the case.

🍁 The complaint said proudly, “My name is Chhagan Bhovan. I do not withdraw my case which is true. I do not give in to injustice or to pressures.”

🍁The Magistrate said with equal pride, “Then my name is Maganbhai and you will see that your case is never decided.”

🍁 Next week, the Judge Mohanbhai simply adjourned the case for a month. The Chhagan Bhovan then wrote a letter to High Court again.

🍁 Next week, the Second Judge Mohanbhai was transferred. He was not only transferred, but he was also forced to resign by High Court…..He resigned and started advocacy.

🍁 Now the case was before a third Magistrate. He looked at the case because of which two previous magistrates were transferred.

🍁 Then he asked Chhagan Bhovan, “How could you say with so certainty the this wrist watch belongs to your son?”

🍁 Chhagan Bhavan replied, “Open the backside lid of wrist watch. In it, name of my son is engraved”.

🍁 The Judge called watch repairer. The backside lid of wrist watch was opened. There, the name of son of Chhagan Bhovan was engraved in small letters as “P.C.Thakkar”…..!!!

🍁 The Complaint won the case. The nephew of Police Inspector was convicted.

🍁 This case happened in court of Vadia village of Gujarat. The second Judge who had to resign because of this case, practised as advocate in nearby village Bagsara village for many years. The full name of complainant was Chhagan Bhovan Khunadiya. (Thakkar) #TrueStory

🍁 I write this post to salute the complainant Chhagan Bhovan and to salute judges of High Court in those days who used to take prompt actions to maintain faith of people in Judiciary.. …

🍁Even today we have got good justices in High Court… But somehow such stories are not reported to public.😔

Haresh Raichura (12/12/2017

🍁 In Supreme Court, your first argument should be the argument which you consider your best argument…..

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🍁 In Supreme Court, your first argument should be the argument which you consider your best argument.
🍁 I remember an incident. At that time, the then Justice A. M. Ahmadi was presiding in court No. 2. I had engaged Senior Advocate S. K. Dholakia to argue a case.
🍁 The case did not have any merit. The Judge smiled at counsel and asked him to make his best argument.
🍁 Senior Counsel made an argument which he considered the best possible argument in the case. But it was not accepted by the court.
🍁 I prompted the Senior Counsel to make a second argument which was considered important as per view of my client.
🍁 Senior counsel tried to make second argument, but the judge smiled and said, you have already made the argument which was the best argument according to you…..
🍁 Second “less than best” argument was not allowed to be made.

Gandhiji’s Key to Building Trust :

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#Gandhiji’s Key to Building Trust :-

“God loves him who remains same in his mind, speech and acts”- 14th Century poet Narsinh Mehta.

Gandhiji made conscious efforts to live these lines from poem “Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahie” by this poet.

Late CJI Y.K.Sabharwal, once said in a farewell speech, “I used to keep a boldly written phrase on my desk.

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🍁 Late CJI Y.K.Sabharwal, once said in a farewell speech, “I used to keep a boldly written phrase on my desk. It read ‘What you say or write may vanish. What you do, stays.”

He stressed on “Doing”…..Speaking or writing about good things is certainly good. But really, it is the good things which you do, that stays.🍁

Albert Einstein also one said,💞 “Nothing happens in Universe until something moves.” 💞

“Doing things” or “Moving Things” requires efforts. Whenever you may be feeling like “making an effort”, you may be actually doing something or moving something.

– Haresh Raichura 6/12/17

💞😂 Story of a Junior Advocate who got chance to fly in helicopter in his first case…

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Story of a Junior Advocate who got chance to fly in helicopter in his first case…

He had just joined office of a Senior Advocate in Kolkata. His senior was retained by Tata group of companies which had cases in various courts.

Senior Advocate assigned one of these cases to this new junior advocate.

Junior Advocate worked so hard that company officials were very much impressed. And they requested Senior Advocate to assign their cases in Assam to this Junior Advocate.

The Senior Advocate agreed.

Then on every date, the company flew this junior advocate to Assam in their Helicopter…

The name of this Junior advocate was S. B. Sanyal. Later he became a High Court Judge. Then after retirement, he came to practice in Supreme Court.

Here, one day, he had told me above story.

Haresh Raichura 3/12/2017

💞In Divorce Cases, can parties apply for mediation at any stage?💞

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I am not sure about provision. But a week ago, a husband in a divorce ongoing case sought advice on phone. I suggested him to make an application to Judge that now at this stage he wishes to solve dispute amicably through mediation.

He did make application. The Judge halted on going evidence and adjourned the case. The parties are now in process of settling their dispute amicably.

I think a clarification is necessary by superior courts to make mediation possible at any stage in a family dispute case.