Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam.–HC sets aside Rs 10Kcost on man who stalled HT line plan

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HC sets aside Rs 10Kcost on man who stalled HT line plan
TNN | Aug 10, 2020, 04:48 IST
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Madurai: Madras high court has set aside the Rs 10,000 cost imposed on a man by a single judge as he had obstructed the drawing of a high tension electricity line by putting up a tin shade over his house in Kanyakumari district.
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K Balakrishnan, a resident of Methukammal village, filed a petition before HC Madurai bench in 2017 against the order passed by the authorities to draw a high tension electricity line over his house.
The single judge by an order on March 6 this year had dismissed the petition and imposed the cost saying he had obstructed the drawing of the line for three years by putting up a temporary tin shade over the first floor of his house.

Challenging the order, Balakrishnan filed the present appeal which was heard by a division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam.
The judges observed that the single judge had also rightly found that the authorities had exercised their jurisdiction fairly and strictly in accordance with the statutory provisions and imposed a cost on the petitioner for his conduct.

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