The High Court (HC) today ordered the authorities concerned to pay Tk 4.61 crore as compensation to family members of eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud who was killed in a road accident in 2011.
Following the order, 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.
The HC bench of Justice Zinat Ara and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after hearing the case filed by the family members of Tareque.
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 on August 13, 2011.
The families of Tareque and Mishuk on February 13, 2012 filed the two separate cases with district judge and Motor Accident Claim Tribunal in Manikganj, seeking compensation for the death.
Co-owners of the ‘killer’ bus -- Kashed Miah, Khokon Miah and Jahnagir Kabir (Tunin) -- and the driver, Jamir Uddin, and the insurance company were accused in the cases.
Catherine Masud, wife of Tareque Masud, in her case sought compensation for the loss of care, protection, nursing and affection of Tareque Masud and his family members, loss of dependency suffered by the family members, losses of income, future advancement, estate, medical expenses of claimant, funeral expenses and damage of property (microbus).