NRI's family awarded Rs 1 crore for road accident
New Delhi, July 31, 2008
NRI Rajesh Khetrapal, 44, from Hong Kong, who was killed in an
accident when his car collided with a tractor on the Gurgaon-Delhi
road along with his wife and two children on November 19, 2000.
Mrs Shelly Khetrapal, wife of Rajesh and his two children survived
and filed the petition for compensation. Rajesh Khetrapal used
to make around Rs. 2.00 Lakh per month from his job.
Swarana Kanta Sharma, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal judge, ordered
Mohd. Sahid- tractor owner and driver Mohd Hanif to pay Rs 1.6
crore to the family of the victim within 30 days. The judge rejected
Mohd.Sahid’s plea he did not own the vehicle and tractor
was registered in the name of Chand Ram.
The defense attoney said it was impossible for the Mohd. Sahid
and driver Mohd Hanif to pay Rs 1.6 crore and they will file an