Rash driving: Constable gets Rs 3.4L compensation

bribery caseA Delhi police constable, who suffered grievous injuries after being hit by a rashly driven car, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 3.4 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

The tribunal directed New India Assurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending vehicle, to pay Rs 3,42,642 to north-Delhi resident DineshKumar who was on his motorcycle when the offending vehicle hit him in 2012.

The MACT noted that the driver and owner of the vehicle did not appear during the proceedings to advance their final arguments and decided the case in Kumar’s favour.

“The New India Assurance Company Ltd is directed to deposit with tribunal the awarded amount of Rs 3,42,642,” MACT presiding member Barkha Gupta said.

According to the victim’s petition, on January 21, 2012, Kumar was going on his motorcycle to his official duty when the car, being driven in a rash and negligent manner, hit his motorcycle in Rani Bagh area of north west Delhi.

Due to the impact, he fell down on the road and sustained grievous injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Kumar told the tribunal that he was working as a constable in Delhi Police and was getting salary of Rs 26,195 per month. But due to the accident, he was unable to attend to his duties till he completely recovered and was forced to take long leave due to the injuries he received in the accident.

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