Mere alcohol presence isn't intoxication

The National Commission decided a person can be said to be intoxicated only when blood alcohol level is 100 mg per 100 ml or more


Jehangir B Gai
Narinder Kumar's son had purchased a with-profit Jeevan Anand Policy from Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The policy also came with an accident benefit. The total sum assured was Rs 4,70,000: Rs 2,35,000 on account of the sum assured of the main policy and Rs 2,35,000 on account of the accident benefit.

On June 8, 2014, the insured died due to accidental drowning in a river. When a claim was lodged, LIC paid only the sum assured of Rs 2,35,000. The accident benefit was not paid. Upon representation, LIC replied that the accident benefit was repudiated on the ground that
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First Published: Sep 18 2022 | 8:23 PM IST

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