The High Court on Wednesday ordered Suprabhat Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh to the family of Bangladesh University of Professionals student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury who was killed in a road crash in the capital on Tuesday.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order after hearing on a writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer Nazrul Islam Talukder.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directive would not be given to provide Tk 5 crore as compensation for the death.
Secretaries to the home ministry, road transport and bridges ministry, inspector general of police, Suprabhat Paribahan authority and four others have asked to respond to the rule within two weeks.
Besides, the court asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, Accident Research Institute of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and additional traffic commissioner of Dhaka to submit a probe report within 15 days.
Deputy attorney general Zahid Sarwer Kajol stood for the state.
Abrar, son of retired brigadier general Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, died after being run over by a Suprabhat Paribahan bus in front of the Bashundhara gate around 7:15 am on Tuesday.