ORIENTAL INSURANCE CO. LTD Vs. LATABAI PRAKASH INGLE
LAWS(BOM)-2022-6-103
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (AT: NAGPUR)
Decided on June 23,2022

ORIENTAL INSURANCE CO. LTD Appellant
VERSUS
Latabai Prakash Ingle Respondents

JUDGEMENT

- (1.) The appellant-Insurance Company has filed present Appeal under Sec. 173 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 ( 'M.V. Act' for short) challenging the Judgment and Award dtd. 23/2/2009 passed by the Chairman, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Akola ('MACT' for short) in Motor Accident Claim Petition No. 91 of 2006. By the Judgment and Award the learned Chaiman MACT, Akola has directed the appellant-Insurance Company to pay compensation of Rs.5,00,000.00 along with interest at the rate of Rs.7.5% from the date of application till realization to the claimants and then recover the same from respondent No.1-Owner of the offending vehicle.
(2.) Brief facts are as under; The petitioner and the present respondent nos.1 and 2 filed their Claim Petition under Sec. 166 of the Motor Vehicles Act, seeking compensation of Rs.5,00,000.00 arising out of accidental death of Prakash Ingle, who died in an accident caused on 25/10/2005, while he was travelling as a passenger by Matador No. MH 28 H 6312 owned by present respondent no.3 and driven by present respondent No.4. The said vehicle was insured with appellant.
(3.) The claim is resisted only by appellant-Insurance Company by filing its written statement (Exh.31). The appellant-Insurance Company denied the accident in question and claimed that the offending vehicle was not properly maintained and was in substandard condition. Therefore, it claimed that it is not responsible to pay any compensation.;


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