HC orders to compensate Tk 4.61cr to Tareque Masud’s family

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Dhaka, December 03: The High Court on Sunday ordered the authorities concerned to pay Tk 4.61 crore as compensation to family of filmmaker Tareque Masud who was killed in a road accident in 2011.An HC bench comprising Justice Zinat Ara and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after hearing the case filed by the family members of Tareque.

As per the verdict, driver Jamir Uddin has to give Tk 30 lakh, the company, which insured the bus, has to give Tk 80,000 and owners of the vehicle has to give the rest of the money in three months after receiving the full judgement of the HC.

On August 13, 2011, Cannes award winning filmmaker Tareque Masud and former ATN news chief executive officer Mishuk Munier along with three others died when a bus collided with the microbus they were in on the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Joka in Manikganj.