MACT Presiding Officer Pawan Kumar Jain asked Oriental Insurance Company Limited, insurer of the offending vehicle, to pay a total of Rs 28,34,748, including interest, to the family of Satyendra within 30 days from November 1, the date of the order.
"Since the offending vehicle was insured with respondent No. 2 (Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.), it is directed to deposit the award amount of Rs 23,54,000 with interest at 9 per cent per annum from the date of filing of claim petition till realisation of the amount, within 30 days," the tribunal said.
Ghaziabad resident Satyendra was run over by a truck near Mohan Nagar crossing on February 2, 2016 when he was on his way to work.
The complainant, the victim's wife, had alleged that the truck was being driven in a rash and negligent manner.
The tribunal noted that though the accident in question had not taken place within its jurisdiction, yet the claims have been filed before it as the insurance company was based in Delhi.
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