Baramulla, Feb 08,By: Adv Saleem, CNS
Court of Special Mobile Electricity Magistrate / Sub Judge Pattan Court Thursday Seize the official account of Executive Engineer Mechnical irrigation Division Baramulla for his failure to pay arrears of electricity charges of rupees three Crore Fifty Five lacs.
According to CNS while passing order Special Mobile Magistrate Electricity /Sub Judge Pattan Amarjeet Singh Langeh in a case filed by Assistant Executive Engineer Sub division Mohra and has directed seizure of the account.
While Passing order on recovert motion Court observed that despite providing enough time to clear the dues, the Department has paid only three lacs in applicant’s account. “It seems that 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 District Treasury officer Baramulla to seize/freeze the account head of respondent till payment of arrears.Case has been listed for further proceedings on 28 Feb 2019.Copy of the court order has been also sended to Commissioner Secretary PHE irrigation and Flood Control. (CNS)