Court docket Order Over Rs 10 Crore Penalty Sought In Bengaluru Metro Pillar Case

Petitioner’s spouse and son died after the under-construction metro pillar fell on them.


The Excessive Court docket of Karnataka has issued notices to the state authorities, Bengaluru Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) and others on a petition filed by a person, who misplaced his spouse and minor baby within the Namma Metro pillar collapse incident earlier this yr, looking for compensation.

Petitioner Lohitkumar V Sulakhe filed a writ petition demanding a compensation of Rs 10 crore, claiming that the accident had occurred as a result of negligence of BMRCL authorities.

Petitioner’s spouse Tejaswini L Sulakhe (26) and his two-and-a-half-year-old son Vihan, who have been travelling on a motorcycle died after the under-construction metro pillar fell on them on January 10, 2023, close to Nagavara.

The BMRCL had communicated to Lohitkumar that Rs 20 lakh compensation can be supplied to the household of the victims.

In his petition, which was heard by Justice Krishna S Dixit, Lohitkumar Sulakhe submitted that “mere compensation of Rs 20 lakh quantity was not ample for the harmless life which was misplaced as a consequence of inaction, insufficient security measures and carelessness on a part of the respondents.” Tejaswini Sulakhe, a software program engineer, was incomes Rs.75,748 monthly, it stated.

The petitioner additional stated that the compensation “is just not enough, and the identical is only a mere compensation to cover the negligence of their a part of security work and the truth that all of the respondents current on this case lacked information on security precautions and the way all of the respondents have been careless and ignorant in regards to the security measures and as a consequence of which two harmless lives have been misplaced.”

Noting that Tejaswini was the breadwinner within the household, which had not too long ago moved right into a flat bought on mortgage, the petition sought a compensation of Rs 10 crore for the sufferer’s household.

The courtroom adjourned the case after issuing the notices to the respondents to file their objections.

The opposite respondents within the petition embody the MD, Chief Engineer and Operation Engineer of BMRCL, ICICI Lombard Normal Insurance coverage, MD of Nagarjuna Development Firm and its challenge supervisor.

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