The High Court on Wednesday instructed the authorities of Suprovat Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh to the family of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) who was killed in a road crash in the capital on Tuesday.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice K M Hafizul Alam passed the order after a hearing on a writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer barrister Nazrul Islam Talukder.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directives would not be given to provide Tk 5 crore as compensation for the death incident.
Secretaries to the Home Ministry, Ministry of Road, Transport and Bridges, Inspector General of police, Suprovat Paribahan authorities and four others have been asked to respond to the rule within two weeks.
Besides, the court asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Accident Research Institute (ARI) of Buet and additional traffic commissioner of Dhaka to submit a probe report within 15 days.
Deputy Attorney General Zahid Sarwer Kajol stood for the state.
Abrar, son of Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, died after being hit by a ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus in front of Bashundhara gate around 7:15 am on Tuesday.unb