HC dismayed over Green Line’s stand
Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 663
The High Court (HC) on Thursday expressed discontent at Green Line Paribahan authorities for its failure to comply with the HC 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 court however gave the Green Line authorities another month ordering that the transport company must pay the remaining Tk 45 lakh to Russel Sarkar by June 25.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader on May 15 ordered Green Line Paribahan to pay the money to Russel by May 22, 2019.
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.
Earlier, Green Line Paribahan on April 10 paid Tk five lakh to Russel and was allowed one month time more to pay the remaining Taka 45 lakh fixed by the High Court.
"We don't have any anger, affection or aversion towards anyone. But we did not like the behaviour 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 Thursday. It warned 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. The court, after that, fixed June 25 for passing further order.