'Tell Bank to Pay Mishap Victim's Heir'

Published: 11th February 2016 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2016 06:50 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A writ plea for a direction to the Chief Manager of Syndicate Bank on Secretariat Campus, to deposit interest accrued between February 24, 2013 and April 18, 2015 into the account of the heir of an accident victim, has been made in Madras High Court.

The interest, about Rs 40,000 will be useful to pursue his college education, R Hari of Eagatur village near Kelambakkam in Kancheepuram district, has said in his writ petition.

When the matter came up before Justice R Subbiah on February 8, Additional Government Pleader P Sanjay Gandhi took notice for the Registrar of Court of Small Cases. The Judge ordered notice to the bank, returnable in a week.

According to advocate VS Suresh, Hari’s father G Ramarao succumbed at a hospital on September 26, 2002, to injuries sustained in theaccident involving an MTC bus on September 22. And the IV Court of Small Causes awarded a total compensation of Rs 6.93 lakh to the claimants. As Hari was a minor then, he couldn’t withdraw his share of the award, i.e. Rs  1,73,250, deposited in the bank.  The Court on June 11, 2011 issued the automatic renewal letter. However, the bank did not renew it.

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