Section 27 Code of Civil Procedure, Section 27 of CPC
27. Summons to defendants.—Where a suit has been duly instituted, a summons may be issued to the defendant to appear and answer the claim and may be served in manner prescribed 1[on such day not beyond thirty days from date of the institution of the suit.]
1. Ins. by s. 3, by Act 46 of 1999, (w.e.f. 1-7-2002).