RITA RANA Vs. PRADEEP KUMAR
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND (AT: NAINITAL)
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(1.) All these three appeals are directed against award
dated 06.07.2006, passed by Motor Accident Claims
Tribunal/District Judge, Haridwar, in Motor Accident Claim
Case No. 06 of 2004, whereby the Tribunal has awarded Rs.
8,60,000/- with 5% interest thereon, as compensation to the
claimants, and directed that 50% of the sum shall be paid by
the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and
remaining 50% shall be paid by the Oriental Insurance
(2.) Heard learned counsel for the parties, and perused
the record of the Tribunal.
(3.) Brief facts of the case are that on 22.06.2003, at
about 1:15 p.m., claimants' son Kunal Rana alongwith his
relative Puneet Verma was going from Roorkee to Ghaziabad
in motorcycle bearing Registration No. UA08-B- 2613. It is
alleged by the claimants that a bus bearing Registration No.
UP15Q-9676 belonging to Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport
Corporation was being driven rashly and negligently by its
driver and dashed at the motorcycle near Partapur, opposite
Jain Hotel. Consequently, the motorcyclist got disbalanced and
another vehicle (Truck) bearing Registration No. HR46/8264,
which was also being driven rashly and negligently, crushed
Kunal Rana, who suffered injuries and died of the same.
According to the claimants, deceased was earning Rs. 22,500/-
per month. With these pleadings, the claimants (parents of the
deceased) claimed Rs. 38,74,100/- as compensation.
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