VIJAYALAKSHMI Vs. V.G.P.PANNEERDAS & CO.(P) LTD
LAWS(TNCDRC)-2008-4-6
TAMIL NADU STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
Decided on April 11,2008

Appellant
VERSUS
Respondents

JUDGEMENT

K.SAMPATH, J. - (1.) The only question for decision in the appeal is whether the complainant would be entitled to interest from the date of her paying the amount to the opposite party the said date being 07/09/1990. It is not disputed that the complainant paid Rs.20,390/- to the opposite party on 07/09/1990. The District Forum has rejected the claim for interest to the complainant from 07/09/1990 on the ground that the complainant had given notice to the opposite party for the first time only on 12/06/2004. We do not agree with the reasoning of the District Forum. The opposite party had the benefit of the money right from 07/09/1990 and it will be the height of injustice if the opposite party is allowed to go scot-free without paying interest on the amount from 07/09/1990.
(2.) The order of the District Forum shall stand modified in that the complainant would be entitled to interest on Rs.20,390/- at 9% per annum from 07/09/1990 till payment. The order of the District Forum shall stand modified to this extent. In other respects, the order of the District Forum shall stand. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.;


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