Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927

Appearance of controller in proceedings for rectification.

143.—In any legal proceeding in which the relief sought includes alteration or rectification of a register kept pursuant to this Act, the controller shall have the right to appear and be heard, and shall appear if so directed by the court. Unless otherwise directed by the court, the controller in lieu of appearing and being heard may submit to the court a statement in writing signed by him, giving particulars of the proceedings before him in relation to the matter in issue or of the grounds of any decision given by him affecting the same or of the practice of the office in like cases, or of such other matters relevant to the issues, and within his knowledge as such controller, as he shall think fit, and such statement shall be deemed to form part of the evidence in the proceeding.