Writ of Quo Warranto cs professional drafting short notes
Writ of „Quo Warranto?.
Ans.) The object of this writ is to prevent a person from continuing in an office which has been wrongly usurped by him. The writ is issued by the High Court to the holder of the office to show to the court under what authority he holds the office. If the High Court is satisfied that the holder of the office is holding the office illegally, he will be ousted from the office by the order of the court. The office in question must be a public office. A public office means an office in which the general public has an interest. The Writ is not available in respect of the office of a private nature.