Coming to the aid of a woman who lost her 26-year-old son in a road accident about two years ago, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here has awarded a compensation of Rs 9.68 lakh to her.
Property dealer Anil Kumar, the son of Chamkaur Sahib resident Kiran Bala, 47, was riding pillion on a two-wheeler when a motorcycle hit him in Kharar on May 11, 2012, and he died. Bala impleaded Ajit Kumar, resident of Kharar, who was driving the motorcycle that hit her son; Ram Naresh, resident of Sector 45, the owner of the motorcycle; and Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited, with which the vehicle was insured, as parties in the case.
Based on an eyewitness account, the tribunal directed the insurance company to pay Rs 9.68 lakh to Kiran Bala, along with 7.5% interest, from May 2012 till the date of realisation.
Ram Naresh, terming it a frivolous claim, had denied that any such accident had taken place. The insurance company claimed that Ajit Kumar, who was driving the bike, did not possess a valid and effective driving licence, and thus the company was not liable to pay any compensation. But the arguments did not hold.