Nirmal Barman

2018-05-22 12:48:08 BdST

SC stays HC order on compensation to Rajib’s family


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that directed Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Sajan Paribahan to pay Tk 1 crore in compensation to the family of Rajib Hossain.

A four member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain came up with the order.

The SC also directed the High Court to form an independent committee to fix the compensation and to find out who’s responsible for the accident.

The committee has to submit its report by June 30, ordered the court.

On Monday, the SC deferred the passing of its order on two appeal petitions filed by BRTC and Sajan Paribahan.

Earlier on May 17, the SC fixed May 21 (Monday) to deliver its verdict after holding hearing on the petitions filed by BRTC and Sajan Paribahan.

Rajib Hossain, a student of Government Titumir College, who lost his right hand after it got stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor in the city on April 3, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17.

On May 8, the HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque issued an order to provide Tk 1 crore as compensation to the family of Rajib Hasan.

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