Res Judicata

In P. Bandopadhya vs. Union of India, the Supreme Court has reiterated that the principle of Res Judicata is applicable to writ petitions as well.


Res Judicata is a phrase which has been evolved from a Latin maxim, which stand for ‘the thing has been judged’, meaning there by that the issue before the court has already been decided by another court, between the same parties. Therefore, the court will dismiss the case before it as being useless. Res Judicata as a concept is applicable both in case of Civil as well as Criminal legal system.

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