Dhaka, Sept 09, 2020 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today ordered Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited to give Taka 5 lakh as initial compensation to each of the victims of recent blast and fire in a mosque in West Talla area in Narayanganj.
A High Court division bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order after holding primary hearing on a writ filed in this regard.
The court asked Titas gas authorities to give the money within the next seven days and ordered Narayanganj deputy commissioner to distribute the money among the victims.
The court also issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not pass order to give Taka 50 lakh to the families of each victim.
Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Mar-um Khondaker filed the writ, while advocate Taimur Alam Khandaker moved the plea before the court. Deputy attorney general Nur Us Sadik argued for the state.