The High Court on Wednesday ordered the bus owners of BRTC and Shajan Paribahan to bear the treatment costs of the student who lost one of his hands in an accident on Wednesday.
Rajib, a student at Government Titumir College in Dhaka, suffered the injury when a Shajan Paribahan bus hit a BRTC double-decker bus which was parked at the SAARC circle.
Rajib was immediately taken to Shamorita Hospital, but his hand could not be reattached.
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Rajib Hossain Collected
On Wednesday, the bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice A K M Zahirul Hoque passed the order and issued a rule asking why the victim should not be paid Tk 1 crore in punitive damages.
The court also asked why strict impositions are not put into account to assure public safety and why there is still not yet any measures taken to prevent such accidents, so that it does not happen in the future.
The court has asked the home secretary, the secretary of road and transport, the head of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, and eight others to provide explanations within four weeks.
The lawyer in favour of the writ was Ruhul Kuddus Kajol while Deputy Attorney General Arabinda Kumar Roy was in favour of the state.
The news of the accident was published in a number of newspapers, through which the lawyer filed a writ in the court and through which the ruling has been issued.