Noticing the petitioner on the wrong address is against principles of natural justice. Hence the impugned order is quashed and set aside.
Service of Notice at Wrong address -- The petitioner submitted that he was served notice on wrong address. The petitioner submitted correct address as reflected in the Registration Certificate issued by the respondent-department. The court observed that noticing the petitioner on the wrong address is against principles of natural justice. The order inviting adverse civil consequences was passed without hearing the petitioner herein because of issuance of notice on wrong address.
Held that:- The Hon’ble High Court allowed the petition and quashed the order. Further, remitted the matter back to the respondent for fresh hearing. The petitioner to appear before the respondent on 03.02.2021. The respondent to decide the matter thereafter afresh according to law.