HC asks Suprobhat Paribahan to give Tk 10 lakh to Abrar’s family

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Dhaka, Mar 20: The High Court (HC) on Wednesday ordered Suprobhat Paribahan to give Taka 10 lakh to the family of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, who was crushed by one of its bus, within the next seven days.A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order after holding hearing on a writ filed in this regard.

The court also issued a rule, asking authorities concerned including home secretary, transport secretary and inspector general of police to explain in four weeks as to why it should not pass order to give Taka five crore to Abrar’s family in compensation.

“The court also asked Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, additional inspector general of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Accident Research Institute of BUET to probe the accident and submit report within the next 15 days,” Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal, who moved the writ before court, told newsmen.

The killer bus ran over Abrar in the morning of March 19 as he was trying to cross the road, leaving him dead on the spot.

It was later learned that the driver was driving the bus with the license of light vehicles and was competing with another bus on the road.