HC verdict on Russel’s compensation on Tuesday

Sun Online Desk

23rd September, 2020 02:35:09 printer

HC verdict on Russel’s compensation on Tuesday

The verdict on the rule over Tk one crore compensation for private car driver Russel, who lost his leg as a bus of Green Line Paribahan ran over him, will be announced on September 29 (Tuesday).

High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Quader is set to announce the judgement on the rule.

The hearing on the rule has been completed on March 5. That means the verdict will be announced any day.

Russel from Palashbari, Gaibandha was on the wheels of a microbus of a rent a car service when it was hit from the rear by Green Line bus when he came down from the microbus and demanded to why the Green Line bus driver hit his vehicle when altercations ensued between the two and at one point the Green Line bus sped away knocking Russel down when his left leg was smashed.

Russel’s left leg had to be amputated from above his knee, making it necessary for him to get an artificial limb.

On March 12, the High Court directed the Green Line Paribahan to pay Tk 50 lakh to Russel Sarker by March 31.

Earlier, in a ruling, the High Court on May 14, 2018 asked Green Line to explain why it would not be directed to pay Tk one crore to Russel as compensation.

On behalf of Russel, his neighbour and Supreme Court lawyer Umme Kulsum Smrity, a former MP, filed the public interest litigation writ petition to press Russel’s case.