SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    A writ of prohibition is an order issued by the supreme court or high court which

    A)  Affects the production and consumption of liquor

    B)  Prohibits the police from arresting a person

    C)  Forbids the administrative authority formatting a particular action

    D)  Prohibits a quasi-judicial authority from proceeding with a case

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] A writ of prohibition is issued primarily to prevent an inferior court or tribunal from exceeding its jurisdiction in cases pending before it or acting contrary to the rules of natural justice. It is issued by a superior court to inferior courts from usurping a jurisdiction with which it was not legally vested, or in other words to compel inferior courts to keep within the limits of their jurisdiction. Thus the writ is issued in both cases where there is excess of jurisdiction and where there is absence of jurisdiction. Prohibition is not a continuation of the proceedings to be prohibited. Its object is on the contrary to arrest the inferior tribunal's proceedings. It is a collateral matter progress essentially between the two tribunals, an inferior one and other superior one by which the latter.

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