SUPDT.OF POST OFFICES Vs. V.VENKATSWAMY
ANDHRA PRADESH STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
Supdt.Of Post Offices
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(1.) THE unsuccessful opposite parties in
C.D. No. 35/97 on the file of District Consumer Forum, Warangal, are the
appellants before this Commission.
(2.) THE facts in brief are the complainant obtained a cheque for Rs. 3,000/ - from the principal District Munsif, Warangal in E.P. No.
164/93 towards the decretal amount payable to him in that E.P. drawn on the S.B.H. Branch, Hanamkonda. The complainant deposited the cheque but
the amount was not realised. Inquiries made by the complainant with
opposite party No. 3 i.e., Indian Overseas Bank revealed that as the
amount under the cheque could not be realised the cheque was returned to
him under R.P.A.D. on 25.3.1995. The complainant has not received the
cheque. The complainant addressed a letter to opposite parties 1 and 2
but he has not received any reply. Then he issued a registered notice. On
account of the negligence on the part of opposite parties 1 and 2, he was
put to loss. Thereupon, he approached the District Forum.
(3.) THE first opposite party filed its written version denying all the allegations in the complaint. It is further stated that opposite
party No. 3 through its letter dated 3.7.1995 requested acknowledgement
for the non -receipt of the registered letter and the first opposite party
sent a letter intimating that the registered letter was acknowledged by
one Baby Saraswathi.
Basing on these pleadings and the evidence adduced, the District Forum allowed the complaint and directed the opposite parties 1
and 2 to pay Rs. 1,000/ - towards to and fro expenses from Bhadrachalam to
Hanamkonda, to pay interest on Rs. 3,000/ - from 18.3.1995 till the date
of realisation at the rate of 15 per cent per annum, to pay Rs. 1,000/ -
towards compensation for mental agony and stress, to pay Rs. 150/ -
towards notice expenses, besides costs of Rs. 500/ -.;
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