Reported on: February 06, 2012 18:56 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Feb 6 (UNB) – The High Court has issued a rule upon the government to explain why it should not be directed to ensure an effective traffic management system in capital Dhaka to reduce road accidents.
The rule came upon a public interest litigation writ petition after a primary school girl was crushed under the wheels of a Milk Vita staff bus in the city on Wednesday.
Issuing the rule, an HC division bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain on Monday asked the Milk Vita authorities to explain why they should not be asked to compensate the victim’s family.
The HC also asked the Milk Vita chairman to appear before it on February 14 to explain his conduct in this respect.
Sidratul, a class-II student of the Ibrahimpur branch of Monipur High School and College, was killed when the bus ran her over in Mirpur area on her way to school along with her mother.
Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) filed the PIL writ petition following a newspaper report on the matter. The home secretary, the inspector general of police, joint commissioner of traffic of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority have been made respondents to the rule.
Advocate Manzill Murshid appeared for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General ABM Altaf Hossain stood for the government.