HC summons Green Line manager
Published : Thursday, 4 April, 2019 at 12:42 PM Count : 231
The High Court on Thursday summoned the Green Line Paribahan manager to appear before it by 2pm to explain why the compensation money has yet been paid to Russell Sarkar, who lost his leg after being hit by the company's bus on Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover in the capital.
An HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order.
Passing the order, the court also said the manager would be arrested if he does not comply with the court order.
"If necessary, the company buses to be put up for auction to raise the money," the court said.
Car driver Russell Sarkar lost his leg on April 28 last year after being run over by a Green Line Paribahan bus on the Jatrabari flyover.
Later on May 14 the same year, a writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking compensation for Russell.
During the primary hearing on the appeal, Russell told the court that the Green Line authorities were yet to assist him financially. And that they did not even inquire about him or carry out his medical expenses.
After hearing Green Line's explanation of the accident on March 12, the HC ordered Tk 50 lakh in payment to Russell within two weeks.
The court also issued a rule asking why the Green Line authorities should not be ordered to pay him in millions. The chamber judge on March 14 stayed the HC order and sent the matter to the Appellate Division for a hearing after the Green Line authorities filed a plea asking for a stay on the HC order.