The Supreme Court reminded the courts below that proceedings under Section 6 of the Specific Relief Act were not appealable in the light of Section 6(3) of the Act.
The said observation was made by the Supreme Court in the matter of Jaswant Singh vs, Punjab Agricultural University, SLP (C) 24044/2018 decided on 27.08.2018.
The present matter was an SLP filed against final judgment and order dated 09-03-2018 in RSA No. 1319/2016 passed by the High Court of Punjab & Haryana.
In a succinct order of dismissal of SLP, the two judge bench of the Supreme Court observed that it was surprising that in a suit under Section 6 of the Specific Relief Act, appeals have solemnly been filed and heard on merits.
The Apex Court also stated as a reminder to the lower courts that Section 6(3) of the Specific Relief Act, 1963 shows that the remedy under Section 6 is summary in nature and that no appeal lies.