Does a suit start afresh on the return of plaint under Order VII Rule 10, 10A CPC? Supreme Court answers

The three-judge Bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman, Navin Sinha, and Indira Banerjee was answering a reference made to it on account of conflicting views on the issue.
Does a suit start afresh on the return of plaint under Order VII Rule 10, 10A CPC? Supreme Court answers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that if a plaint is returned under Order VII Rule 10 and 10A of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) in a court where it should have been instituted, the proceedings in the suit shall take place de novo (M/S EXL Careers & Anr v. Frankfinn Aviation Services Private Limited).

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