This is the grand old daddy judgment from Hon’ble Apex Court, which says deal with perjury first.
M.S.Sheriff Vs The State of Madras and Others on 18 March, 1954
The result is that the appeal fails and is dismissed but with no order about costs. Civil Suits Nos. 311 of 1951 to 314 of 1951, in the Court of the Subordinate Judge, Coimbatore, will be stayed till the conclusion of the prosecution under section 193, Indian Penal Code. As the plaintiffs there are parties here, there is no difficulty about making such an order.
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