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Tribunal awards Rs. 12 lakh claim to 2012 mishap victim

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 09, 2014
First Published: 00:03 IST(9/3/2014) | Last Updated: 00:05 IST(9/3/2014)

The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has directed the truck driver, owner and the insurance company involved in a December 2012 road mishap to pay a compensation of Rs. 11.91 lakh to the family of four, residents of Rajiv Colony, Panchkula.

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The tribunal disposed off the complaint of the widow Durgawati, 39, her two daughters and a son, filed under the MACT Act, to also pay 7.5% interest on the pending amount from December 2012, when the claim was filed, to the date of realisation.

Balkishan (40), a machine operator, was killed after being hit by a truck on December 13, 2012.

The driver Badal Ray and Deepak Aggarwal, the owner of the truck, had maintained that a false case had been registered against them.

Even the insurance company, the New India Assurance Company Limited, had said that the driver at the time of the incident did not a valid and effective driving license to drive the vehicle and thus was not liable to pay any compensation.

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