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KERALA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION v. P.N. SALEENABEEGAM - WP(C) No. 30810 of 2005(P) [2007] RD-KL 16416 (23 August 2007)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM

WP(C) No. 30810 of 2005(P)

1. KERALA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION,
... Petitioner

Vs

1. P.N. SALEENABEEGAM,
... Respondent

2. JUGUNA, D/O. ABDUL KHADER,

For Petitioner :SRI.SAJEEVKUMAR K.GOPAL, SC, KSRTC

For Respondent :SRI.GEORGE VARGHESE (MANACHIRACKEL)

The Hon'ble MR. Justice PIUS C.KURIAKOSE

Dated :23/08/2007

O R D E R

PIUS C. KURIAKOSE, J.

.......................................................... W.P.(C)No.30810 OF 2005 ...........................................................

DATED THIS THE 23RD AUGUST, 2007



J U D G M E N T

This Writ Petition has been filed by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation seeking the following reliefs:-

"(A) Issue a writ of certiorari or other appropriate writs, directions or orders calling for the records leading upto Ext.P5 and quash the same; (B) Declare that the entire award amount has been satisfied by the petitioner to respondents 1 and 2 as per Ext.P1 award. (C) Issue a writ of mandamus or other appropriate writs, directions or orders directing the M.A.C.T., Wayanad, Kalpetta to release the vehicle of the petitioner bearing No. RT 114 which was attached on 14.6.2005 in E.P.41 of 97 forthwith." As for relief (C), the petitioner has already secured that relief through the interim order dated 29.11.2005.

2. Mr.Johnson P.John, Standing Counsel requested that Ext.P5 be quashed since the determination of Rs.4,54,983/- as the balance amount due as on 6.10.2005 is wrong. It is difficult to accept the above argument since it is seen that on that day the counsel for the petitioner only sought for time to pay the amount. In fact, as directed WP(C)N0. by this Court on 4.11.2005, the M.A.C.T. has forwarded to this Court a detailed calculation statement under which the balance amount is Rs.4,61,186/-. It is also seen that a revised calculation statement prepared on 28.11.2005 under which the balance amount due is shown as Rs.3,85,903/- is also forwarded.

3. Considering the variation between the amounts fixed as per Ext.P5 and as per the revised calculation statement, I dispose of the Writ Petition issuing the following directions:- The petitioner is directed to deposit a further amount of Rs.One Lakh towards the claims in E.P.No.41 of 1997 before the M.A.C.T. within one month of receiving copy of this judgment. If the deposit is made within the stipulated time, Ext.P5 to the extent it determines the balance amount payable under the decree as Rs.4,54,983/- will stand set aside and thereupon the petitioner will have the permission to file an application before the M.A.C.T. for re-determining the correct balance amount. If such an application is received, the same will be considered and disposed of by the M.A.C.T., after hearing all the parties in the case. If deposit is not made as directed above, Ext.P5 will stand confirmed and the Writ Petition will stand dismissed.

tgl (PIUS C.KURIAKOSE, JUDGE)

WP(C)N0. tgl WP(C)N0.


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