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P/010/2024- Smt. K. Lalitha
The appellant smt. Lalitha, Executive Director, Attukal Shopping Complex had purchased a property which has been sold by the M/s Dhanlaxmi Bank after taken over from a borrower namely M/s Ayyappas Textiles by the bank. Sri. A.V. Rengaraj, the owner of the M/s Ayyappas Textiles have borrowed loan from the Dhanlaxmi bank and defaulted the repayment. The bank has taken the physical possession of the mortgaged assets including the property as per the SARFASI Act and sold it on public tender/auction. The bank has handed over the property to the appellant on 02/11/2019. The electricity charges were not paid by the appellant since November 2019. The appellant has approached the licensee to transfer the connection to their name and transfer the deposit and also to reduce the contract demand. The request was not implemented by the licensee due to non payment of arrears. Then the appellant had approached CGRF and then appeal to Ombudsman. Ombudsman issued order dated 29/07/2022 stating that the arrear amount is liable to pay by the registered consumer and the contract amount is to be reduced with effect from 07/11/2020. The licensee has implemented the decisions. The appellant has filed the petition to Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, the licensee also approached the Hon’ble High Court and also A.V. Rengaraj. Hon’ble High Court issued order on the WA 1248/23 along with WP(C) 3410/2023 & WP(C) 21067/2023 directing the state electricity ombudsman to review the order issued on P/029/2022 and decide the matter afresh after providing an opportunity of hearing to all concerned as early as possible. Accordingly, this case has been considered and numbered as P/10/2024 and issued notices to the appellant smt. Lalitha, the licensee (KSEBL), sri. A.V. Rengaraj, The Dhanlaxmi Bank to submit their written statement. The parties asked more time to submit the statement. Then hearing was conducted on 16/04/2024 and on 02/05/2024.


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