Destruction of ornate lamp post: Vehicle owner to pay Rs. 7.5 lakh

Destruction of ornate lamp post: Vehicle owner to pay Rs. 7.5 lakh

September 24, 2018

Mysuru: The ornate lamp post and balustrades on Nanjangud Road near the subway in front of Dasara Exhibition Grounds and Jayamarthanda Gate was destroyed on Saturday by a vehicle owned by a private electrical contractor.

Now the MCC has asked the Police to recover Rs. 7.5 lakh as damages from the contractor.

A case has been registered at the Devaraja Police Station in this regard.

The owner of the Bolero vehicle (KA-09-C-4060) has been identified as Ravi Kumar from Kyathamaranahalli, an electrical contractor. Police said that the vehicle was returning from Nanjangud at 5 am when the  vehicle rammed into the side a walk destroying 18 feet of ornate granite railings and a decorative lamp post. The  Police who reached the spot registered a case under IPC section 427 (Damage to Public Property).

Police said the driver of the vehicle lost control of the vehicle after its left tyre burst, and rammed the granite railings.

The complaint has been filed on the same day and the MCC has now sought Police help in recovering the dues. “We have conducted a mahazar and have produced photographic and video evidence of the accident to the Court. The Court will hear the case and decide whether the owner of the vehicle or the driver should pay the compensation,” a source at Devaraja Police Station told Star of Mysore.  MCC Zonal Commissioner (1), who filed the complaint, said that the civic Body incurred losses up to Rs. 7.5 lakh due to the accident and needed the money to spend on repairs. The vehicle has been seized.

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Destruction of ornate lamp post: Vehicle owner to pay Rs. 7.5 lakh”

  1. Questo says:

    Not replacing a worn out tire can cost you Rs 7.5 lakh.

  2. swamy says:

    A tire burst caused the accident and MCC is after the owner of the car. What if the car’s tire burst because of the worst road, or hit the pot hole? Will MCC replace the car?

  3. Soma says:

    True….they should take all measures to recover loss to public property. However, will they compensate a citizen for any loss coz of bad roads

  4. Nagaraj says:

    Whether Mysore police will take same action on darshan case, we will wait and see

  5. SANTHOSH KUMAR bR says:

    It is an accident then insurance company has to pay compension for the damages.

  6. ankeatas says:

    Dont think Darshan case will be closed like Magic Magic. 🙂 Already an JDS MLC invovled taking the favor to Darshan making a story, Due to such influnce a Celebrity made his car dissappear from the accident spot before police arrived to the spot. As I know Darshan he is an humble in person and he should not use such influences. He can boldly face the consiquence there is nothing to happen against him.

  7. Viswa Raju says:

    All are equal before law irrespective of persons so even in film actor Darshan case also lamp post and divider is damaged due to drunken driving what police commissioner of Mysore will do AND MCC will it claim damages let us wait and put a public litigation if. Not done

  8. If the same lamp pole broken and fell on any Vehicle of any person at that time it will be consider as accident and No negligence from MCC and no one claims the responsibility and same thing happen from a common man it will be consider as negligence.
    Due to bad roads on daily basis many accidents are going but no action on that but to recover MCC takes a help from Police Dept.


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