The Revival of Ray X

Recently, Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan quoted 650 words of 14th Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Justice A.N. Ray. These words are to be found in 4 Paragraphs in 2 Judgments. The style is exhibited below:

“In Jagir Singh v. State of Bihar, (1976) 2 SCC 942 the Court was considering the definition of “owner” as defined in Bihar Taxation on Passengers and Goods (Carried by Public Service Motor Vehicles) Act, 1961. In Paragraph Nos. 19 and 21, the following has been held:


This Court in Jagir Singh has also held that while interpreting the definition clause, the context, the collocation and the object of words relating to such matter has to be kept in mind while interpreting the meaning intended to be conveyed by the use of the words under a circumstance. In Paragraph No. 20 the following has been laid down:


In a Constitution Bench Judgment of this Court in Samsher Singh v. State of Punjab, (1974) 2 SCC 831 the following was laid down in Paragraph 29:


In Kesavananda Bharati, (1973) 4 SCC 225 a new dimension was given to the Constitutional Principles.”

Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan, K. Lakshminarayanan v. Union of India, [Civil Appeal No. 11887 of 2018].