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Format of a Written Statement

Important points to remember-

Written Statement is the response given by the defendant/respondent in a Civil Suit.
Format of a Written Statement is governed by Order VI (Pleading) and Order VIII (Written Statement) CPC. 
Heading/Title/Signature/Verification part is all same as in a Plaint.
The content/matter of the WS is written in points that correspond to the points mentioned in the Plaint. 
Each point in WS should accept or refute the allegations given in the same point of the plaint.
A WS may also contains new points, objections to jurisdiction, pre-emptory pleas, dialatory pleas, etc.
A WS must also raise any set-off or counter-claim if any.

IN THE COURT OF CIVILJUDGE, [[DISTRICT OR PLACE]].

Suit no . . . . . . . . .  of 20. . .

IN THE MATTER OF:

[[Name of the Plaintiff]] S/O or D/O or W/o [[Name of the Father/Husband/Guardian]],

aged about . . . . years,

R/O [[Complete address of the Plaintiff]].

Mobile: [[Mobile No. of the Plaintiff]].

Or

M/s ABC Pvt. Ltd.

A Company Incorporated Under the Companies Act, 2013

Having Its Registered Office At [[Address as per Registration]],

Through its Director, Shri……………………

. . . Plaintiff

Versus

[[Name of the Defendant/Respondent]] S/O or D/O or W/o [[Name of the Father/Husband/Guardian]],

aged about . . . . years,

R/O [[Complete address of the Defendant/Respondent]].

Mobile: [[Mobile No. of the Defendant/Respondent]].

Or

M/s XYZ Ltd.

A Company Incorporated Under The Companies Act, 2013

Having Its Registered Office At [[Address as per Registration]],

Through its Director, Shri…………………

. . . Respondent/Defendant

Written Statement of the Respondent under Order 8 Rule 1 
(or Written Statement on behalf of all the Respondents)
The respondent(s) respectfully state(s) as follows : –

(1) Para no. 1 of the plaint is admitted and needs no reply.
(2) Para no. 2 of the plaint is admitted and needs no reply.

(Facts constituting cause of action)
(3) Para no. 3 of the plaint is admitted and needs no reply.
(4) Para no. 4 of the plaint is admitted and needs no reply.
(5)  Para no. 5 of the plaint is denied and not admitted because the contract referred to by the plaintiff in Para no. 3 clearly specifies that the balance amount must be paid by 10/10/2008, failing which the agreement shall terminate and the buyer shall forfeit the initial deposit. However, the plaintiff never made the balance payment.

(Jurisdiction/Optional)
(10) The market value of the plot is more than 5,00,000/- and so this court has no jurisdiction to try this case.
(11) The plot is situated in Dewas, MP and so this court has no jurisdiction to try this case.

(12) The respondent therefore prays that the suit be dismissed with costs.

[[Signature of the Respondent]]

[[Name of the Respondent]]

Through

[[Signature of the Advocate]]

[[Name of the Advocate]]

[[Name of the Law Firm: LawDocs Associates]]

[[Address, e-mail & mobile no. of the Advocate]]

 

VERIFICATION

Verified at [[Place]] on this [[Date:1st day of January 20…]] that the contents of paras 1 to … of the plaint are true to my knowledge derived from the records of the Plaintiff maintained in the ordinary course of its business, those of paras …. to …. are true on information received and believed to be true and last para is the humble prayer to this Hon’ble Court.

[[Signature of the Respondent]]

[[Name of the Respondent]]

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