Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Thursday filed an application with the Appellate Division of Supreme Court seeking stay on a High Court order that had directed to provide Tk 1 crore as compensation to the family of deceased Titumir College student Rajib Hasan.
Rajib Hossain, who lost his right hand after it got stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor area on April 4, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17.
Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court directed owners of 'Sajan Paribahan' to pay Tk 50 lakh and BTRC the rest.
The court also directed Sajan Paribahan and BRTC to pay half of the amount within this month and submit a report to the court on June 25, clearing that the compensation was paid or not.
BRTC only sought stay on the compensation of Tk 50 lakh which it was directed to pay by the High Court, said BRTC lawyer Muniruzzaman.
“The order was passed without proper assessment and investigations. The appeal should be filed with specific tribunal for getting such compensations, BRTC runs by the government’s finance, they can’t pay compensation,” he said.
On April 4, the court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given to provide Tk 1 crore as compensation to Rajib Hasan.