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Court freezes account of Gulmarg Development authority & MC Tangmarg for not paying electricity bills of Rs 56 lacs

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Pattan, Feb 04,Saleem CNS:
Court of Special Mobile Electricity Magistrate Pattan Monday froze the official account of CEO Gulmarg Development authority and Executive Officer Muncipal Committee Tangmarg for not paying electricity charges up to the tune  more than RupeesThirty Four and twenty two lacs respectivelly.
Special Mobile Magistrate Electricity Pattan A S Langeh in two seperate cases filed by Electricity Department Tangmarg directed freezing of the account.
 While Passing order  in two different electric cases Court observed that despite providing enough time to clear the dues, the Department didn’t pay any heed and have failed to deposit a single penny in applicant’s account. “It seems that Gulmarg development authority and Muncipal Committee Tangmarg have no intention to clear the bills,” the court said.
Court said that one department of State owes such a huge liability to another instrument of state is not only bemusing but also places respondent department in bad light having propensity of crippling impact on consumers who genuinely pay electricity charges in due time.      .
The Court directed seizure of treasury head account of rrespondens till payment of arrears