Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that directed Suprovat Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh to the family of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury who was killed in a road crash in the capital.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Tuesday.
Following a writ petition, the High Court on March 20 directed Suprobhat Paribahan to give Tk 10 lakh in seven days to the family of Abrar.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government and Suprobhat Paribahan to explain why they should not be directed to compensate Tk 5 crore to the family of Abrar for his death in the road accident.
Secretaries to the Home Ministry, Ministry of Road, Transport and Bridges, Inspector General of police, Suprovat Paribahan authority and four others were asked to respond to the rule within two weeks.
Besides, the court asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Accident Research Institute (ARI) of BUET and additional traffic commissioner of Dhaka to submit a probe report within 15 days.
Abrar, son of Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, died after being run over by a ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus in front of the Bashundhara Residential gate on March 18.
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