Accident relief ‘grabbed’, HC orders arrest of accused - ECAS Punjab

Accident relief ‘grabbed’, HC orders arrest of accused

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Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 7

Coming to the rescue of an accident victim and his family, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Pathankot SSP to arrest two accused who played "fraud" with them by grabbing compensation amount.

Justice HS Madaan also made it clear that the amount was required to be recovered and handed over to the complainant-wife and her husband. The directions were issued "keeping in view the poverty and miserable physical condition of the complainant's husband, who had suffered injuries in a road side accident".

Justice Madaan said the SSP was required to inform the court after doing the needful. The Registry was directed to put up the papers again in case intimation regarding the direction's compliance was received within 15 days.

The directions came as the anticipatory bail filed by the two accused — father and son duo — virtually boomeranged. The two had moved the court seeking pre-arrest bail in an FIR registered for cheating and criminal conspiracy on November 12, 2019. Justice Madaan said the allegations against the petitioners were "grave and serious". A young married person having family had sustained injuries and was "confined to the bed". He was granted compensation by the Pathankot Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal. But the petitioners, showed "insensitivity to the human values, grabbing the compensation amount.



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