Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (V of 1908) Order 5, Rule 17 – Report of the Process Service clearly reflects that there is no mention of either the name or address of the person in whose presence copy of the summons was affixed - In such circumstances, this Court has no hesitation in holding that the summons were not properly served upon the petitioner herein - Therefore, the order holding the service effected is patently illegal and deserves to be set aside.
(2020-1)197 PLR 538
CPC Order 5 Rule 20 – Submission that under Order V Rule 20 (Substituted service), it was not necessary to affix a copy of the summons at the court house and at the house where the defendant is known to have last resided, once the court had directed service by publication in the newspaper really begs the question - There was a clear breach of the procedure prescribed in Order V Rule 17 (Procedure when defendant refuses to accept service, or cannot be found.) even antecedent thereto.
(2018-4)192 *PUNJAB LAW REPORTER* 71