Green Line Paribahan asked to pay Tk 45 lakh to Russel Sarkar by June 25
12:18 PM, May 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:16 PM, May 22, 2019

Green Line asked to pay Tk 45 lakh to Russel by June 25

HC expresses dissatisfaction over non-payment of compensation

The High Court today expressed dissatisfaction at Green Line Paribahan authorities for not implementing its order over the compensation of Russel Sarkar who lost his left leg after a bus of the paribahan ran over him in April last year.

The authorities must pay the remaining Tk 45 lakh to Russel Sarkar by June 25, the court said.

It warns Advocate Md Ozi-Ullah, lawyer for Green Line Paribahan, not to consider its generosity as a weakness. "We don’t want to be harsh but don’t compel us to become tough," the court said.

The court further said it will take appropriate legal action for implementing its order over the compensation of Russel Sarkar.

Russel, 26, who was a driver, lost his left leg from below the knee after he was knocked down by a Green Line bus near Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover in the capital on April 28 last year.

An altercation broke out between Russel and the bus driver over rear-ending his car. As Russel chased the bus, the bus driver ran him over.

The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order during hearing a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Umme Kulsum seeking its order for compensating the victims.

During hearing Advocate Ozi-Ullah withdrew himself as a lawyer for Green Line Paribahan, he told the court that he will not defend the transport company as it did not communicate with him.

Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar told The Daily Star that the Green Line Paribahan can now engage another lawyer to defend themselves.

Russel who was present in the courtroom told this correspondent that Green Line Paribahan did not gave him Tk 45 lakh as per the HC order even the company did not communicate with him. The company had earlier given him Tk 5 lakh, he added.

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