Word Supply II

Where the Courts find that the words appear to have been accidentally omitted, or if adopting a construction deprives certain existing words of all meaning, it is permissible to supply additional words but Courts should not easily read words which have not been expressly enacted. The Court should construct the provisions harmoniously having regard to the context and the object of the statute in which a provision appears, to make it meaningful. An attempt must always be made so to reconcile the relevant provisions, so as to advance the remedy intended by the statute.”

Hon’ble Justice Hemant Gupta, Union of India v. V.R. Nanukuttan, [Civil Appeal Nos. 4714-4715 of 2012].