STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH Vs. DOLE RAM
HIGH COURT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
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V.P.Gupta, J. -
(1.)These eight appeals have been filed by the State of Himachal Pradestappellant against the awards/judgments, dated 31st Dec., 1979 made by the
District Judge, Mandi exercising the powers of the Motor Accident Chims
Tribunal in eight claim petitions filed by the claimants-respondents under
Section 110-A of the Motor Vehicles Act.
(2.)The brief facts are that a Himachal Pradesh P. W. D. Truck No. HPU 294 was
carrying certain persons (who were working as labourers on the Pandoh-Kulu
Road with the P. W. D. authorities) to their houses and these persons boarded
the truck at village Hanogi. This truck met with an accident on 21st July, 1974
at 5 P. M. near Thalot on the Pando-Kulu Road, with the result that some
persons died as a result of the accident.
(3.)The claimants in each petition claimed themselves to be the legal
representatives of the deceased persons and as such filed claim petitions under
Section 110-A of the Motor Vehicles Act claiming compensation. It was alleged
in the petitions thai the accident was the result of rash and negligent driving of
the truck, HPU 294, by Daulat Ram driver, and as such the claimants were
entitled to receive the compensation.
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