Decided on May 07,2012

Sashi Arya Appellant
Managing Director and Two Others Respondents


- (1.) Heard Sri D.D. Bhatt, Advocate for the petitioner and Mr. B.D. Upadhyay, Senior Advocate, assisted by Mr. Sunil Upadhyay, Counsel for the respondents. By means of this petition the petitioner has sought the following relief:- I. To issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of certiorari quashing the impugned order/letter dated 30-5-2011 (Annexure No. 2 to the writ petition), issued by respondent No. 3. II. To issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the respondents to forthwith install a new/fresh electricity connection in the property of petitioner in pursuance of application made by the petitioner after fulfilling the required formalities. III. To issue any other order or direction which this Hon'ble Court may deem fit and proper in the circumstances of the case. IV. Award cost of the petition.
(2.) Briefly stated he facts giving rise to this writ petition are that the petitioner had purchased a land situated at Khasra Nos. 85 and 87, situated in Mauza Shyampur, Pargana Rarwadoon, Tehsil Rishikesh, District Dehradun from M/s. Bhardwaj Heavy Bridge Ltd. vide registered sale-deed dated 15-7-2004.
(3.) After purchasing the land in question the petitioner applied for a new electricity connection of two K.V. before the respondent No. 3. The respondent No. 3 vide impugned order/letter dated 30-5-2011, has rejected the said application of the petitioner on the ground that the premises for which the petitioner has applied for new connection, an electricity connection No. RK-6-2205/022662 was already installed in the name of Sri K.K. Bhardwaj and a sum of Rs. 76,220/- is outstanding towards the said connection therefore the petitioner must clear the said outstanding dues before installation of new electricity connection.;

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