Family members of a 43-year-old man, who died in a road accident, have been awarded Rs 20.75 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT Presiding Officer Naveen Arora directed Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending car which hit Sanjeev Dutt and injured three others, to pay Rs 20,75,000 as compensation to the wife, father and daughters of the deceased.
The tribunal also awarded compensation of Rs 1.18 lakh to injured Sovindra and Rs 20,000 each to the two other injured -Blessen and Blessey.
The tribunal, while deciding the petitions, relied on the testimonies of police officials, family members of the deceased, post mortem report of the deceased and medical reports of the injured persons.
“On considering the testimony of witnesses and the documents placed on record, it’s established that the accident took place due to rash and negligent driving of vehicle by respondent 1 (driver),” it said.
According to the petitions filed by family members of Dutt and other three injured, the accident took place on April 28, 2013, near Chhatarpur when the offending car, being driven in a rash and negligent manner hit them leading to Dutt’s death and injuring the other three.
During the proceedings, the accused driver did not file any written statement but the insurance company denied the averments of the petitions, contending that driver of the offending vehicle did not have a valid driving licence.
The tribunal accepted the firm’s contention and allowed it to recover the amount from the driver.
( Source – PTI )