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Trust Transport MD served legal notice to pay TK2cr in compensation

  • Published at 11:04 pm September 11th, 2019
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Supreme Court lawyer, Advocate Muhammad Imran Hossain, sent the legal notice on behalf of Krishna's husband, Radhasham, by post on Sunday, September 8, 2019

A legal notice was served to the managing director of Trust Transport Service on August 27, to pay TK2 crore in compensation to the family of Krishna Roy Chowdhury.  Krishna lost her leg when a Trust Transport bus hit her on a walkway in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor area.

Supreme Court lawyer, Advocate Muhammad Imran Hossain, sent the legal notice on behalf of Krishna's husband, Radhasham, by post on Sunday. 

A copy of the notice was also sent to the secretaries of  the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, Ministry of Home, inspector general of Police, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), and deputy commissioner of Dhaka District.

 The notice asked the government officials to cooperate with the victim to award the compensation. 

The lawyer said if the respondent fails to reply within the mentioned timeframe, they will file a writ with the High Court. 

Assistant Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Krishna Roy Chowdhury, 52, lost her leg when a Trust Transport bus hit her, while she was walking on a footpath in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor area on August 27.

She was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and was later transferred to the National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar for better treatment.

Following the accident, Krishna’s leg had to be amputated. She also sustained injuries to other parts of her body.

Krishna's husband Radhasham filed a case with the Hatirjheel police station against the owner of the bus company, the driver responsible for the accident, and the driver’s assistant, confirmed Sub-Inspector (SI) Khairul Alam. 

Meanwhile, a team representing the Trust Transport Owners Association went to the BIWTC office on Wednesday to negotiate the issue, and offered Tk2 lakh as compensation, but Krishna's husband, Radhasham Chowdhury, and BIWTC officials rejected the offer.

State Minister for Shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, also told the media that those responsible for the injury of BIWTA staff Krishna will be brought to justice.