P RAMUDU ALIAS RAMULU Vs. SUPERINTENDENT ENGINEER ELECTRICAL OPERATIONAPSEB MEHABOOBNAGAR
LAWS(APH)-2008-11-32
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Decided on November 04,2008

P. RAMULU @ RAMULU Appellant
VERSUS
SUPERINTENDENT ENGINEER, ELECTRICAL OPERATION Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

SURJYA KANT TALUKDAR VS. ASSAM STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD [REFERRED TO]
SHAKUNTALA DEVI VS. DELHI ELECTRIC SUPPLY UNDERTAKING [REFERRED TO]
TAMILNADU ELECTRICITY BOARD VS. SUMATHI [REFERRED TO]
M P ELECTRICITY BOARD VS. SHAIL KUMARI [REFERRED TO]
S VS. TIMUDU ORAM [REFERRED TO]



Cited Judgements :-

NATIONAL INSURANCE CO. LTD VS. SAHEB @ GADIVAN SAHEB [LAWS(APH)-2013-12-2] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

- (1.)THE appellant is the writ petitioner, who filed W. P. 23380/1998 seeking to issue a Writ of Mandamus declaring the action of the Superintending Engineer, electrical Operation, Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board (hereinafter referred to as "apseb"), Mehabubnagar and the Divisional Engineer, APSEB, wanaparthy, Mehabubnagar in not paying the tentative compensation to the petitioner in connection with accident occurred to his wife and two she-buffaloes due to the electrical shock on 15. 06. 1996 at Ankiropally village, mandalka Kollapur Mandal, Mehabubnagar District as illegal and arbitrary and to direct the respondents to pay compensation of Rs. 3 lakhs.
(2.)THE said writ petition has been dismissed, holding that merely because the respondents have paid ex gratia of Rs. 10,000/- on account of death of wife of the petitioner and Rs. 2,000/- for the death of two she-buffaloes, the same cannot constitute a ground for issuing a Writ of Mandamus as prayed for, and accordingly, dismissed the writ petition, entitling the petitioner to seek alternative remedies that are available under law. Aggrieved by the said order of the learned single Judge dated 03. 11. 1998, this writ appeal has been filed.
(3.)IT is the case of the appellant that he is having the agricultural lands in Ankiropally village, Mandalka Kollapur Mandal, Mehabubnagar District and his wife Nagamma went to the fields along with two she-buffaloes on 15. 06. 1996, and at about 6 p. m. while she was returning home with her she-buffaloes and reached the way at Kasireddybavi of Ankiropally village, her she-buffaloes were caught by electrical wire which has fallen on the ground and the said Nagamma rushed to the spot and tried to get the buffaloes removed from the electrical wire and then she was also caught by electrical power, due to which, nagamma and her two she-buffaloes died on the spot due to electrical shock.
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