The High Court on Thursday directed the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation’s chairman and owners of Sajan Bus Company to equally pay Tk 50 lakh as compensation to two orphan minor brothers of road accident victim Rajib Hasan within two months.
Rajib, a student of Govt Titumir College, died at a hospital on April 17 after his right forearm was severed as a Sajan Paribahan Bus, in a bid to overtake, dashed a BRTC Double-decker he was riding, at Karwan bazaar crossing on April 3.
A bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the directive after disposing a public interest litigation writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Md Ruhul Quddus Kajol.
Ruhul Quddus Kazal appeared for Rajib’s brothers and BRTC was presented by Munirujjaman. The court also directed the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and other authorities concerned to conduct dope tests on drivers and check their eye vision.
The court also asked the drivers to take passengers only from the stoppages across the capital and stop using horns near hospitals and residential areas.