MANU/SC/0033/2004

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Civil Appeal Nos. 5559, 5561, 5562, 5563-5564, 5565-5566 and 5567-5568 of 2001, 3211/2002, C.A. No. 207/2004 (Arising out of SLP (C) 6064/2002), C.A. No. 208/2004 (Arising out of SLP (C) 8657/2002) and C.A. No. 209/2004 (Arising out of SLP (C) 19877/2001)

Decided On: 13.01.2004

Appellants: Jamshed Hormusji Wadia
Vs.
Respondent: Board of Trustees, Port of Mumbai and Anr.

JUDGMENT

R.C. Lahoti, J.

1. Leave granted in SLP (C) Nos. 19877/01, 6064/02 & 8657/02).

2. The Bombay Port Trust (hereinafter 'BPT', for short), presently constituted and governed by the Major Port Trust Act, 1963, and now known as The Board of Trustees of the Port of Mumbai, is an 'authority' within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution of India. It has been the subject matter of several legislations governing its constitution, administration, power

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