When there is an ambiguity in terms of a provision, one must look at well-settled principles of construction

Patangrao Kadam vs Prithviraj S Deshmukh

Supreme Court

26/02/2001

Appeal (civil) 1789 of 1998; MANU/SC/0133/2001; AIR 2001 SC 1121; (2001)3SCC594

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When there is an ambiguity in terms of a provision, one must look at well-settled principles of construction but it is not open to first to create an ambiguity which does not exist and then try to resolve the same by taking recourse to some general principle.

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