Green Line Paribahan on Wednesday finally paid Tk 500,000 to Russel Sarker, whose left leg was severed after getting crushed by one of its buses in the capital and got one month time more to pay the remaining 4.5 million fixed by the High Court Division.
The authorities of the transport company handed over a cheque for Tk 500,000 to Russel through the High Court Division bench comprising justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, Russel’s lawyer informed the court that Green Line
Paribahan did not contact her client, in spite of High Court Division’s order to give him the money by today (Wednesday).
Green Line Paribahan owner Hazi Alauddin was present before the court today and his lawyer pleaded for one month more time to comply with court’s order saying his client is sick and facing some more business problems.
The High Court then asked the accused party to pay a part of the money fixed by the court within today and again appear before the court at 3pm.
After that, the transport company authorities paid Tk 500,000 to Russel.
Earlier on 4 April, the High Court Division had extended time till today for Green
Line Paribahan to give Tk 5 million to Russel Sarker, or else not to sell any ticket from 11 April.
The court came up with the order as the transport company failed to comply with the High Court Division direction to give the money by that day.
Earlier on 31 March, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld a High Court Division order that had asked Green Line Paribahan authorities to give Tk 5 million to Russel Sarker.
A four-member Apex Court bench headed by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order, scraping an appeal filed by the transport company against
the High Court Division’s order.
The High Court later on that day, ordered the accused party to give the money by 3 April.
The same High Court bench on 12 March had passed the initial order asking Green Line Paribahan to pay the money within next two weeks.
The court had come up with the order after hearing a petition submitted in this regard and also set 31 March for holding further hearing in the case.
“Driver of that bus crushed private car driver Russel intentionally as the two logged in an altercation on Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover on 28 April, 2018. Russel’s left leg got severed after coming under the bus,” lawyer Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza, who moved the petition, told newsmen.
After filing of the writ petition, the High Court Division on 14 May 2018, issued a rule and the court on 12 March had passed the order after holding hearing on that rule.
“The court ordered Green Line Paribahan to provide all the medical expenses for Russel and arrange fitting a prosthetic limb for him,” lawyer Reza added.