For approaching the Court for the recovery of Rs. 750 as electricity bill outstanding amount from a consumer, the Supreme Court severely reprimanded the Uttar Pradesh Government and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), on 15th of June, 2011.
The UPPCL was seeking to recover the amount from the legal heirs of the consumer, Narayan Prasad, after his death.
A vacation bench comprising of Justices B. S. Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar was surprised at this attitude of the UPPCL, having spent much over frivolous litigation for the recovery of just Rs.750.
The Court took a serious note of the frivolous petition filed by the State and its instruments against the average consumer while turning a blind eye against the big fish who caused heavy losses to the state exchequer in collusion with the corrupt officials of the department.
The petition was then dismissed by the Court.
Report by Sharika