DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER MAHARASHTRA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION Vs. BABAN
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY
DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER MAHARASHTRA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION
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SMT.VASANTI A NAIK, J. -
(1.) Rule. Rule made returnable forthwith. The petition is heard finally with the consent of the learned Counsel for the parties.
(2.) By this writ petition, the petitioner Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, Amravati challenges the order of the State
Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Circuit Bench at Nagpur, dated
16.1.2014 dismissing the appeal filed by the petitioner, in default.
(3.) The respondent had filed a complaint before the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum at Amravati under Section 12 of the Consumer
Protection Act. The complaint of the respondent was partly allowed by the
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum on 7.1.2009. Against the
order of the Forum the petitioner Corporation had filed an appeal
bearing Appeal No.554/2002. The appeal was pending before the State
Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission at Mumbai and the same was
transferred to Nagpur at the end of the year 2013. The petitioner
Corporation was informed about the transfer of the appeal to the Circuit
Bench at Nagpur. According to the petitioner, before the petitioner
Corporation could engage a Counsel to prosecute the appeal that was
transferred to the Circuit Bench at Nagpur, the appeal was dismissed in
default by an order, dated 16.1.2014 for the nonappearance of the
petitioner or its Counsel before the Circuit Bench on 16.1.2014.;
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