The High Court on Wednesday ordered Green Line Paribahan to pay Tk 45 lakh of the remaining compensation money to Russel Sarker, whose left leg was severed after he was run over by a bus of the company in Dhaka, within May 22.
Green Line Paribahan on April 10 paid Tk 5 lakh to Russel and was allowed one more month to pay the remaining 45 lakh fixed by the High Court.
The High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the new order as the transport company authorities failed to comply with the court’s earlier order.
Green Line Paribahan lawyer on Wednesday again pleaded for more time saying that had already started giving money to Russel for his treatment.
The court then set the new date, saying that the transport company must pay at least a portion of the rest of the compensation money by that date.
Earlier on April 4, the High Court had extended time till April 10 for Green Line Paribahan to give Tk 50 lakh to Russel Sarker, or else not to sell any ticket from April 11.
The court came up with the order as the transport company failed to comply with the High Court direction to give the money by that day.
On March 31, the Appellate Division upheld a High Court order that had asked Green Line Paribahan authorities to give Tk 50 lakh to Russel Sarker.
A four-member Apex Court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order, scraping an appeal filed by the transport company against the High Court order.
The High Court later on that day, ordered the accused party to give the money by April 3.
The same High Court bench on March 12 had passed the initial order, asking Green Line Paribahan to pay the money within next two weeks.
The court gave the order after hearing a petition submitted in this regard, and also set March 31 for holding further hearing in the case.
‘Driver of that bus crushed private car driver Russel intentionally as the two logged in an altercation on Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover on April 28, 2018. Russel’s left leg got severed after he was run over,’ advocate Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza, who moved the petition, told reporters.
After filing of the writ petition, the High Court on May 14, 2018, issued a rule and the court on March 12 had passed the order after holding hearing on that rule.
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