The Appellate Division ordered that Rajib’s two brothers be compensated in light of the report to be submitted by the probe committee
The Appellate Division on Tuesday stayed a High Court order directing that Tk1 crore be given to the family of deceased Titumir College student Rajib Hasan as compensation.
The High Court has also been directed to form an independent and impartial committee to unearth those responsible for the gruesome accident that resulted in Rajib’s death, and submit its report by June 30.The Appellate Division ordered that Rajib’s two brothers be compensated in light of the report to be submitted by the probe committee.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after hearing two appeal petitions filed by Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Shojon Paribahan.
Advocate ABM Bayejid and Barrister Muniruzzaman represented BRTC, while Advocate Matin Khasru represented Shojon Paribahan. Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajol represented Rajib’s family.
He also filed a writ petition over the incident on April 4.
On May 13, BRTC filed an appeal with the Appellate Division seeking a stay on the High Court verdict, directing them to pay compensation to Rajib’s family. Hearing on the appeal was held on May 17 and 21.
Barrister Muniruzzaman said on Monday: “The High Court passed an interim order on May 8, directing us (BRTC) to provide compensation. However, the order was given without proper assessment or investigation into the incident.
“The BRTC is funded by the government, how would they pay this compensation?”
Rajib lost his right arm after getting stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor on April 3. He died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17.