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Create fund to compensate road accident victims

HC issues rule

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Create fund to compensate road accident victims

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The High Court has issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why it shall not pass an order to form a board of trust and raise a fund to give compensation to the victims of road accidents and their families.

A division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Monday after holding a hearing on a writ filed in this regard by five Supreme Court lawyers including Manoj Kumar Bhoumik.

The HC wanted to know why it will not order formation of a Board of Trust and collect fund line with sections 53 and 54 of The Road Transport Act 2018 in support of the victims of road accidents and their family members.

The court asked the Road, Transport Secretary, Law Secretary, Finance Secretary, Public Security Division Secretary and Chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority to reply within four weeks.