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Green Line fails to pay compensation, lawyer quits court

  • Published at 07:32 pm July 16th, 2019
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File photo Russel Sharkar at Supreme Court premises Dhaka Tribune

The company has failed to pay Tk5 lakh in monthly installments to Rasel Sarker for the month of June

Green Line Paribahan has continued failing to comply with the order passed by the High Court by refraining from paying Tk5 lakh in monthly installments to Rasel Sarker, whose left leg was crushed by one of transport company's buses.

The High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader set July 21 to pass any further order in this regard.

"They [Green Line] have not complied with the court's order to pay a monthly installment of Tk5 lakh," Advocate Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza, who moved a writ filed in connection with this incident, said on Tuesday.

"They have not even contacted Rasel," he said. 

Meanwhile, Green Line Paribahan counsel Wazi Ullah said he has decided to withdraw his name from the case as the transport company has been repeatedly disobeying the court’s order.

Earlier on June 25, the High Court had asked Green Line Paribahan to pay a compensation of Tk5 lakh monthly installment to Rasel, to clear the remaining Tk45 lakh of compensation.

The court had also asked Green Line's lawyer to pay the money by the seventh of each month, and submit a compliance report by the 15th.

On April 10, Green Line paid Tk5 lakh to Rasel, and the court allowed it one month's time to pay the remaining Tk45 lakh taka.

During Tuesday's hearing, the transport company's counsel Md Wazi Ullah pleaded to reduce the amount of the compensation, and give them further opportunities to pay the money in installments. 

The High court, in response, said they cannot reduce the money as the compensation order was upheld by the Appellate Division.

The court had extended time until April 10, for Green Line Paribahan to give Tk50 lakh to Rasel, and not sell any ticket from April 11. 

On March 31, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld a High Court order that had asked Green Line Paribahan authorities to give Tk50 lakh to Rasel Sarker.