Will Pay Rs 22L Claim to Victim: Reliance

Published: 04th July 2015 06:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2015 06:27 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUCHY: Officials attached to the district sessions court here on Friday landed up at the Reliance General Insurance Company office at Thillai Nagar to attach the firm’s property for failure to compensate the mother of a deceased youth, despite an earlier direction. However, based on the written assurances given by the counsel for the firm, the court ameens left without carrying out the proceedings.

According to the prosecution, S Jayapaul (32), a resident of Arasangudi near Thiruverumbur, was an assistant engineer at a private company in Bengaluru. In September 2010, he came on leave. On September 5, when he was riding a bike on the way to Thiruverumbur, his two-wheeler rammed a lorry. Jayapaul sustained grievous injuries in the mishap.

Despite intensive care at government and private hospitals, he succumbed, leaving his 65-year-old mother S Vedha (65), an agriculture labourer, to fend for herself. A case was registered by the Thiruverumbur police.

While the probe was on, Jayapaul’s mother moved the sessions court, seeking compensation for her son’s death. Following the legal proceedings, the court ordered the Reliance General Insurance Company located on 11th Cross in Thillai Nagar to pay compensation of `16,06,820 on November 12, 2014.

Citing that the insurance company had not abided by the court’s ruling, Vedha, later, filed an execution petition. On the basis of the petition, the district sessions court on June 5 this year ordered the company to pay `21,98,309 as compensation to Vedha, including interest. In case the firm did not comply with the orders, the court ordered attachment of its property at Thillai Nagar.

On Friday, armed with the order, Vedha, her counsel and court Ameens reached the premises to execute the order. However, the Ameens did not execute the order as the insurance company’s counsel entrusted a written undertaking, assuring the victim’s mother of full payment within a time frame.

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