HC fixes September 29 for delivering verdict on rule over compensating road crash victim Russel | The Daily Star
03:12 PM, September 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:14 PM, September 23, 2020

HC fixes September 29 for delivering verdict on rule over compensating road crash victim Russel

The High Court has fixed September 29 for delivering its verdict on the rule over compensating Russel Sarker, who lost his leg after a bus of Green Line Paribahan ran him over in April 2018.

The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader recently fixed the date as it concluded a hearing on the rule on March 5 this year.

In April 2018, Russel (26) -- a chauffeur working for a power company -- and a Green Line bus driver locked into an altercation after the bus rear-ended his car. At one point, while Russel was chasing the bus, it ran him over.

Russel was first taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and was later transferred to Apollo Hospitals.

Supreme Court lawyer Umme Kulsum Smrity on May 13, 2018, filed a writ petition with the HC seeking necessary order to compensate Russel and stop reckless driving.

Following the petition, the HC issued a rule the next day, asking Green Line authorities and the government to explain why they should not pay Tk 1 crore compensation to Russel.

The HC on March 31 last year directed Green Line to pay Tk 50 lakh. But it has so far given Tk 13 lakh to Russel, Green Line Paribahan's lawyer Shah Monjurul Hoque told The Daily Star earlier.

Advocate Khandakar Shamsul Haque Reza appeared for the writ petitioner.

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