Left over Property abutting Road forms its Part

In the judgement in Joseph John v P A Johnny Kutty@Yohannan the High Court of Kerala states that when a person who is having property abutting a public road leaves some property while constructing a compound wall and ultimately the said property became part and parcel of the public road used by all in common, it has to be inferred that the person, who left property outside the compound wall abutting the road in existence, impliedly for deemed to have surrendered the said portion of the property also as public road for his convenience and for the public at large.


  1. Joseph John v P A Johnny Kutty@Yohannan [2023 (7) KHC 457]