It is settled proposition of law that the validity of an order is to be tested on the touch-stone of doctrine of prejudice.
(Vide: Janki Nath Sarangi V. State of Orissa, (1969) 3 SCC 392; K.L. Tripathi V. State Bank of India, AIR 1984 SC 273; Maj. G.S. Sodhi V. Union of India, AIR 1991 SC 1617; Managing Director, ECIL, Hyderabad & Ors. V. B. Kanunakar & Ors., (1993) 4 SCC 727; Krishan Lal V. State of J&K, (1994) 4 SCC 422; State Bank of Patiala & Ors. V. S.K. Sharma, (1996) 3 SCC 364; S.K. Singh V. Central Bank of India & Ors., (1996) 6 SCC 415; and State of U.P. V. Harendra Arora & Anr., AIR 2001 SC 2319.