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Consumer forumA consumer forum here has dismissed a man’s plea seeking direction to Delhi Jal Board to improve water pressure in his area, saying he was not entitled to any relief as the complaint was “false and misleading”.

The West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum rejected the complaint of Vijay Kumar Pabbi, a resident of Palam here, after noting that he was not residing at the address for which he was seeking the relief.

“Absolutely when the complainant is not residing at this address, he is not competent to file such a complaint that he has not been receiving water through pipeline instead of having water connection since the inception…

“One who approaches the forum giving misleading and incorrect fact is not entitled to any relief and hence under these circumstances, complaint is hereby dismissed,” the forum said.

It said even if it was presumed that he was residing at the address given in the complaint for past 20 years and there was water crisis since then, the plea was liable to be rejected on account of delay.

The forum noted that the man had accepted the fact that regular water supply was given either through tanker or tubewell water in the area.

Pabbi, in his complaint, had told the forum that he was residing in Mahavir Enclave, Bengali Colony in Palam, for the last 20 years. He had obtained a water connection from DJB but was not getting water since inception.

He approached DJB and was told that due to increased demand of water during summer and depletion of water in the existing tubewells, there was general scarcity of water in that area due to which the pressure was low, he claimed.

Thereafter, he moved the forum seeking direction to DJB to increase the water pressure in the area and also sought a compensation of Rs 80,000.

DJB, however, said the complainant never resided at the address given in the complaint and filed the plea with a mala fide intention. It also said the matter related to water crisis in the area is already sub-judice in the Delhi High Court.

(Source: PTI)

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