Added in 1976
CAVEAT – To give notice before taking any action.
Caveat remain in force for 90 days.
Caveat is not defined in Civil Procedure Code but it may be defined as a request made to the court that no order in a suit or proceeding instituted or likely to be instituted before it may be passed without hearing the person filing the caveat.
The person who files a caveat is known as Caveator.
Through caveat, the caveator claims his right to appear before the court on hearing of an application made or likely to be made in a suit instituted or about to be instituted.
The person by whom such application has been made or expected to be made is called Caveatee.
OBJECT OF SECTION 148A
1. To safeguard the interest of the Caveator.
2. To avoid the multiplicity of proceedings.
FORM OF CAVEAT
Caveat is lodged in the form of a petition.
WHO MAY LODGE A CAVEAT?
Any person who claims a right to hearing on an application filed or expected to be filed is competent to lodge a caveat.
To become entitled to lodge a caveat, it is not necessary that the person is a party to the suit.