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Police chief,PCR driver told to pay damages for accident

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered the Delhi Police Commissioner and a police driver to pay over Rs 34,000 as damages to a woman who was severely injured in 2005 in an accident involving a PCR van.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2012 2:03:00 am

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered the Delhi Police Commissioner and a police driver to pay over Rs 34,000 as damages to a woman who was severely injured in 2005 in an accident involving a PCR van.

The tribunal asked the Police Commissioner and the PCR vehicle’s driver to pay the compensation to Northeast Delhi-based Bano.

The tribunal’s presiding officer Rakesh Kumar held that the accident took place because of the driver’s negligence.

Following the accident on June 1,2005,Bano had alleged that driver Dayanand was driving the police van rashly and hit her near her house in Chand Bagh while she was walking towards Loni.

Bano alleged that she fell and suffered permanent disability because of which she even lost her job.

The driver said the accident took place because Bano ran into his car while trying to cross the road. He said he swerved the vehicle and slammed the brakes,but the car had grazed Bano by then.

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