Jabal-e-Noor to pay Tk 5 lakh each to families of Mim, Rajib

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Dhaka, August 12: Owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan will pay Taka five lakh each to the families of Rajib Uddin Rajib and Dia Khanam Mim, who were crushed to death by his bus in the capital on July 29, as per a direction of the High Court (HC).Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) informed the court about this through a report submitted on Sunday, BSS reported.

“BRTA said the transport company will pay Taka five lakh each to the families as compensation. They had pleaded for time in this regard, but the court scrapped their plea. The court also set October 7 to hold hearing on a report of BRTA on the criteria of getting driving license and its steps to ensure safety of the people on roads,” Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal, who filed and moved the writ, told newsmen.

The High Court on July 31 ordered owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan to pay Taka five lakh each to the families of the deceased.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order after holding hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard.

The court also had ordered the bus owner to pay for all treatment costs of the people injured in that incident.

The court also formed committee headed by the chief of Accident Research Institute of Bangladesh University of Technology and Engineering (BUET) to assess responsibility behind the accident and asked it to submit report within two months.

Two students Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College were killed and 10 others were injured as a speedy bus of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan hit them as they were waiting beside road to catch transport after college.