Detection of Electricity Bill

Detection of Electricity Bill

Section 24, 26-A, & 54-C of Electricity Act 1910

Detection of bill – determination — civil court / electric inspector  – jurisdiction—plaintiff assailed detection  bill issued by Electric company but trial court dismissed the suit on the plea of lack of jurisdiction – lower appellant court set aside judgment and decree passed by trial court and suit filed by plaintiff was decreed in his favor – validity – in case of theft of electricity or illegal abstraction of energy, Electric Inspector had no jurisdiction to adjudicate a dispute and jurisdiction was exclusively with civil court, which could resolve the controversy after proper appreciation of evidence produced by parties—Detection Bill issued to plaintiff was violation of natural justice, therefore the same was liable to be annulled — solitary witness produced by defendant company admitted the stance of plaintiff in his cross examination in unequivocal manner – High Court declined to interfere in judgment and decree passed by Lower appellant court – Revision was dismissed in circumstances ..

2016 CLC Note 39 Peshawar