STATE OF PUNJAB Vs. SURINDER KAUR D
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: PUNJAB & HARYANA)
STATE OF PUNJAB
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(2.)The appellant Is the State of Punjab. The motor accident claims tribunal (MACT) passed an award in favour of some claimants in respect of an accident involving a vehicle owned by the appellants. A sum of Rs. 3.36 lakhs had been awarded by the tribunal. When the appeal was filed before the High Court the same was disposed of by the impugned judgment. On going through the impugned judgment we found that the High Court took it for granted that evidence of one Rajinder kumar being an independent witness is a reliable evidence. But we are told by the learned counsel for the appellant-state that the said premise was absolutely wrong since Rajinder kumar was not even examined as a witness in this case.
(3.)We, thereupon, issued. notice to the respondents. Today, learned counsel for the respondent/claimants admitted that the facts stated by the learned counsel regarding non- examination of Rajinder Kumar is true. This is borne out by the recitals made in the award of the tribunal itself.
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