Supreme Court of India
Deepa Mohan Naik vs Chandra Bhusan Pal on 4 October, 2021Author: S. Ravindra Bhat
Bench: S. Ravindra Bhat
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
TRANSFER PETITION (CIVIL) NO.2241 OF 2018
DEEPA MOHAN NAIK Petitioner
CHANDRA BHUSAN PAL Respondent
O R D E R
This transfer petition has been filed by the petitioner-wife
seeking transfer of petition filed by the respondent-husband in the
Court of Principal Judge, Family Court, Bhojpur, Ara, Bihar to the
Court of Civil Judge Senior Division, Panaji, Goa.
Having heard learned counsel for the parties, this Court is of
the opinion that another attempt for securing an amicable
settlement through mediation should be made by the parties.
Considering the facts and circumstances on the record and
overall interest of justice, this Court is of the opinion that
request for transfer of proceedings from the Court at Bhojpur, Ara,
Bihar to the Court at Panaji, Goa, is justified.
Consequently, the petition being Matrimonial Case No.84 of
2017, titled as “Chandra Bhusan Pal v. Deepa Mohan Naik”, pending
in the Court of Principal Judge, Family Court, Bhojpur, Ara, Bihar
is transferred to the Court of Civil Judge Senior Division, Panaji,
Signature Not Verified
Digitally signed by Dr.
The Family Court at Bhojpur, Ara, Bihar is directed to
transmit the entire record to the transferee Court immediately.
The transferee Court shall in the first instance refer the
parties to the Mediation Centre of the Bombay High Court, Goa
Bench. The Mediation Centre shall conduct the proceedings as per
the choice of the parties – if so required by Video-Conferencing
mode as well.
The transferee Court shall not proceed with the case for eight
weeks, during which period the mediation proceedings may be
pending. In case no settlement is arrived at between the parties,
the case shall be taken up after said period of eight weeks. This
period shall commence from the date of receipt of the papers from
the Court at Bhojpur, Ara, Bihar alongwith the order of this Court.
The transferee Court shall decide the case so transferred as
expeditiously as possible.
The Registry is directed to send a copy of this Order to both
the Courts immediately for compliance.
This transfer petition is allowed accordingly.
[S. RAVINDRA BHAT]
OCTOBER 04, 2021