Shajahan Khan, president of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, urged car owners not to compromise with road accident victims.
He made this call at the inauguration ceremony of Madaripur District Bus and Minibus Owners Association on Sunday afternoon.
Shajahan Khan said, “Car owners always try to reach a compromise settlement with the families of road accident victims instead of litigation. Some financial support is given to the affected families through compromise.
A member of the presidium of Awami League said to the car owners, “From now on, you don’t have to go to compromise. In case of a road accident, ask the relatives of the victims to file a case at the concerned police station. Then the affected families will get the financial benefit from the government.”
The former shipping minister also said, “If any person dies in a road accident in the country, the government will grant 5 lakh rupees to his family through the board of trustees.
“Not only the family of the deceased, the seriously injured will get Tk 3 lakh and the non-severe injured will get Tk 1 lakh as compensation. However, in order to get this money, there must be a police report for the accident in which the person was injured or killed.”
Shajahan Khan said, “In other words, it should be reported from the police station that a person has been killed or injured in a road accident. That means, if there is an accident on the road, a case must be filed with the police station for financial compensation.”
District Bus and Minibus Owners Association President Hafizur Rahman Khan Bachchu also spoke on the occasion, general secretary of the organization Salam Talukdar, former president Mahbub Hossain Howlader, former general secretary Mofizur Rahman Howlader.