Court Takes Strict Action Against Power Department for Ignoring Orders in Electrocution Death Case

In a remarkable turn of events, the Civil Judge Senior Division in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Power Department for failing to comply with an order issued six years ago. The court has ordered the attachment of the chair, desk, and vehicle of the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of the Power Department, in response to a plea for compensation by the widow of a man who died due to electrocution.

Shanti Devi has been seeking justice for 12 years following the tragic death of her husband, Manohar, who was electrocuted by a live wire belonging to the Power Department. After the incident, Shanti Devi approached the court for justice and filed a plea in the Izariyavad Upper District Court on February 29, 2012, seeking the implementation of an appeal order.

Previously, the court had ordered the attachment of the SDO’s vehicle to ensure compensation was paid. It was noted that Shanti Devi and her daughter Sushma were dependents of the deceased, Manohar. Despite this, the determined debtor (Power Department) has been delaying justice.

The court highlighted that on January 15, 2019, representatives of the Power Department had appeared and agreed to make the payment within a week. However, six years have passed without any payment being made.

Civil Judge Senior Division, Abhishek Tripathi, issued an order directing the court Amin to attach the chair, desk, and vehicle used by the determined debtor (SDO of the Power Department) and report back to the court by April 8.

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