Insurance Co. Ltd. Vs. B.D. Gupta & Ors.  INSC 1514 (6 September
ITEM NO.1 LOK ADALAT
NO.2 SECTION IVB SUPREME COURT LOK ADALAT C.A.No. 5559 Of 2008 @ Petition(s)
for Special Leave to Appeal (Civil) No(s).12235/2001 (From the judgement and
order dated 12/12/2000 in FAFO No. 952/1999 of The HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB &
HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH) ORIENTAL INSURANCE CO. LTD. Petitioner(s) VERSUS B.D.
GUPTA & ORS. Respondent(s) (With appln(s) for substituted service and
prayer for interim relief and office report ) WITH C.A.NO.5558/2008 @
SLP(C)NO.10081/2001 Date: 06/09/2008 The above appeals were taken up today for
HON'BLE THE CHIEF
JUSTICE HON'BLE Dr. JUSTICE ARIJIT PASAYAT HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE P. SATHASIVAM
For Petitioner(s)/ Mr. Sudhir Kumar Gupta,Adv.
person For Respondent(s)/ Mr. Anil Nag,Adv.(NP) In person In person This matter
was taken up at the Supreme Court Lok Adalat with the consent and agreement
through their counsel. The following order/award is passed :-
3 These are two
appeals by the insurance companies. The High Court has granted a total
compensation of Rs.11,97,000/-. Aggrieved by the same, the insurance companies
are before this Court. The respondent's son was aged about 25 years at the time
of his death. We have had discussions with the representatives from the
insurance companies as well as with the father of the deceased, who was present
in person. We are told that the respondent has already received a sum around
Rs.6 lacs. Both the insurance companies are directed to pay another sum of
Rs.5,55,000/- to be shared equally to the respondent i.e. a sum of
Rs.2,75,000/- each both by the Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. and the United India
Insurance Co.Ltd., in addition to the amount already paid to the respondent.
The appeals are
disposed of accordingly.