Rs 47 lakh for family of police sub-inspector who died in e-way accident
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The family of police sub-inspector Atul Namdev Hambir, who died in an accident on the Pune-Mumbai expressway in 2007, got some relief as the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), Pune, passed an order awarding them with a compensation of Rs 47.47 lakh.
The order was passed recently by MACT member and district judge N P Dhote. The order states that the compensation should be jointly paid by the car owner M/S Bilcare Limited and Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Limited with seven per cent rate of interest from the date of the claim petition.
Inspector Hambir was traveling towards Mumbai in a car that lost control, crossed the road divider and collided with a jeep near Taze village on November 11, 2007. He along with eight others were injured. He died while undergoing treatment at a hospital on November 26.
His wife Utkarsha and daughter Vaishnavi filed petition before the MACT in February 2008 demanding compensation.
Their counsel advocate Sanjay Roman told the tribunal that Hambir was the sole earner of the family and was drawing a salary of Rs 27, 525. Advocate R R Ganu, who represented the insurance firm argued that they are liable to pay the compensation as Hambir was travelling in the car as gratuitous passenger.
Meanwhile, advocate R D Kulkarni, who represented the car company said the insurance company had accepted a premium of Rs 250 from them for the unnamed passengers. MACT passed an order in favour of Hambir's family and stated that the compensation amount be divided among his wife, daughter and mother.
Before the mishap, Hambir was deployed as bodyguard of the deputy chief minister R R Patil. He had come to Pune for meeting his brother in Sangamwadi for Diwali festival.
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