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Compensate if insured hasn't been negligent

The National Commission did not accept the contention of the insured that the assessment of damage had been done incorrectly by the surveyor

Jehangir B Gai 

Jehangir B Gai

A sugar factory, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Sahkari Sakhar Karkhana, was covered under the Government Insurance Fund for risk to plant and machinery as well as stocks kept in its factory premises. The insurance policy was valid from November 29, 2007 to November 29, 2008. On April 25, 2008, a truck was taken inside one of the godowns to load the sugar.

Suddenly, a spark emanated from the truck's exhaust silencer, which ignited one of the sugar bags, and the fire began to spread quickly. The fire brigade was summoned, which sprayed water to extinguish the fire. The resultant loss was ...

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First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 00:16 IST
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