SC stays HC order on Russel’s compensation
Published : Sunday, 13 October, 2019 at 9:28 PM Count : 257
The Supreme Court stayed a High Court order that asked Green Line Paribahan to pay compensation to Russel Sarkar, who lost his leg after being hit by a bus of the company in 2018, through monthly installments of Tk 5 lakh.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Sunday following a petition filed by Green Line Paribahan.
Advocate Shah Monjurul Hoque, the lawyer for Green Line Paribahan, said said the top court ordered resolving the High Court rule and stayed the order to pay damages.
“The company won’t need to pay the remaining Tk 40 lakh on monthly installments of Tk 5 lakh,” he said.
The High Court on March 12 ordered Green Line to pay Tk 50 lakh to Russel within two weeks. The Appellate Division later upheld the order and asked the company to pay the money.
Green Line paid Tk 5 lakh to Russel on April 10 and another half a million on July 29 and moved the Appellate Divisoin.
On April 28 last year, a luxury Green Line coach rear-ended the car Russel was driving on the slope of Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover, and caused Russel to step outside of his car to assess the damage.
Although he signaled the bus not to drive away, bus driver Kabir Hossain, in his attempt to flee the scene, ran over Russel, severing his left leg from the thigh down in the process.