The High Court (HC) today ordered Green Line Paribahan to pay Tk 5 lakh to Russel Sarker as monthly installment to clear the rest Tk 45 lakh compensation money to him who lost left leg after a bus of the company ran over him last year.
Green Line will have to pay Tk 5 lakh by the first seven day of every month and submit a report to the court by the 15th day of the month, the court said.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and KM Kamrul Kader passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by the company in this regard today.
At the beginning of the hearing, Green Line Paribahan’s lawyer Md Oziullah prayed to the court to reduce the amount of Tk 50 lakh compensation and also sought the court’s order to pay Russel through installments.
The Paribahan however did not mention any amount of the reduction money.
During the hearing, the court said it cannot change this order as it was upheld by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
The court however expressed dissatisfaction as the Green Line did not comply with its order.
The company would have offered Russel a job as it runs businesses of crores taka but the Green Line Paribahan’s behaviour towards him was inhuman, the court said.
After the order was delivered, lawyer Oziullah told The Daily Star that it already paid Tk 5 lakh to Russel. And now the company has to pay Tk 45 lakh more to Russel through monthly installments as per the court order.
In April 4 last year, Russel, 26, a car driver of a power company, lost his leg from below the knee after he was knocked down by a bus near Mayor Hanif Flyover at the capital's Dholaipar. The bus driver had an altercation with him and ran Russel over as he chased down the bus for rear-ending his car.