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Posted at: Jun 11, 2019, 8:10 AM; last updated: Jun 11, 2019, 8:10 AM (IST)

MACT awards Rs17-lakh relief to carpenter’s family

Road mishap victim had succumbed to injuries at the PGIMER in 2017

Kin sought Rs 50-l compensation

  • On September 18, 2017, an application was submitted with the MACT by Manoj’s wife Mamta Devi and two minor sons Sachin and Manish, seeking a compensation of Rs 50 lakh. It was stated that Manoj was working as a carpenter and was earning about Rs 20,000 per month.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 17.39 lakh to the family of a carpenter who died in a road mishap in 2017.

According to the claim application, the accident took place on August 17, 2017, when Manoj Kumar (32), along with his family and relatives, was going to Bodakhera village from Sultanpur village in a car (HR-02U-6362). When they reached near a sugar mill at Banondi village in Ambala district, a tanker (HP-18B-5405) came from the opposite side at a high speed and hit the car driven by Manoj. As a result, all passengers of the car suffered multiple injuries and they were taken to a hospital. Manoj was rushed to the Government Hospital at Naraingarh. He was later referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he was declared brought dead. A case was registered against tanker driver Sarvan Kumar.

On September 18, 2017, an application was submitted with the MACT by Manoj’s wife Mamta Devi and two minor sons Sachin and Manish, seeking a compensation of Rs 50 lakh. It was stated that Manoj was working as a carpenter and was earning about Rs 20,000 per month.

A notice was issued to the driver of the offending tanker, Sarvan Kumar, who submitted that he had been falsely implicated in the FIR and no accident took place with his vehicle. The tanker was owned by Sirmour Filling Station of Kala Amb, Sirmour, who also stated that it was not their fault.

After hearing the arguments, the Tribunal awarded a compensation of Rs 17,39,248 in favour of the victim’s family along with 9 per cent interest from the date of filing of the complaint and directed Oriental Insurance Company Limited to pay the compensation amount to the petitioner.

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