Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Sep 24: The state high court has quashed a petition that had questioned the action of the flat owners association in severing power supply to a flat for non-payment of maintenance charges.
A resident of an apartment complex here, Shantharam Prabhu, had filed the said petition questioning the right of the association to cut off the power supply. The single judge bench of the high court presided over by Justice Suraj Govindaraj which heard the petition, dismissed the same.
The bench observed that the petitioner was not in order in seeking relief under section 13 of The Karnataka Ownership Flats (Regulation of the Promotion of Construction, sale, management and transfer) Act 1972. The bench observed that the procedure adopted in claiming the relief is faulty and said that the lower court was right in dismissing the petition.
Shantharam Prabhu had acquired the flat in October 2014. The owners’ association had cut off power supply to Prabhu's flat, pointing out that he was not paying the maintenance charges. Shantharam Prabhu had filed suit against the association.