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Pay Tk 45 lakh to Russel by Jun 25, HC to Green Line

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The High Court on Wednesday expressed discontent as Green Line Paribahan did not comply with its order of paying Tk 45 lakh as compensation to Russel Sarker, whose left leg was severed after getting crushed by one of its buses in the capital.

The High Court on Wednesday expressed discontent as Green Line Paribahan did not comply with its order of paying Tk 45 lakh as compensation to Russel Sarker, whose left leg was severed after getting crushed by one of its buses in the capital.

The High Court on May 15 ordered Green Line Paribahan to pay the money to Russel by May 22, 2019.

Earlier, Green Line Paribahan on April 10 paid Taka five lakh to Russel and was allowed one month time more to pay the remaining Taka 45 lakh fixed by the High Court.

The High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader on May 15 came up with that order as the transport company authorities failed to comply with the court’s previous order.

But like the earlier occasions, Green Line Paribahan did not comply with the court’s order and did not even make any contact with its own lawyer in this regard.

“We don’t have any anger, affection or aversion towards anyone. But we did not like the behavior of Green Line. We don’t want to be strict. Please don’t force us to get tough. There is no reason to think our malleability as our weakness,” the court said.

The court, after that, fixed June 25 for passing further order in this regard.

On April 4, the High Court had extended time till April 10 for Green Line Paribahan to give Taka 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 of the Supreme Court upheld a High Court order that had asked Green Line Paribahan authorities to give Taka 50 lakh to Russel Sarker.

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 had come up with the order after hearing a petition submitted in this regard.

“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 coming under the bus,” advocate Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza, who moved the petition, had told newsmen.

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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