Jaipur: The city’s MACT court has ordered to pay compensation of about Rs one crore along with interest to the families of four people who died in the accident caused by a private ambulance. The court gave this order on the claim petitions of Shankar Lal and others. The court has asked the insurance company to pay the compensation amount and recover it from the vehicle owner. The court said the vehicle did not have a fitness proof at the time of the accident. In such a situation, RC and permit are considered illegal under the MV Act.
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The claim petitions said that on September 24, 2015, Girdhari was going from Shahpura to Burara in a car along with his wife Payal, sister Poonam and son Rishabh. At around 11 am, a private ambulance coming from Khandela’s side hit his car in the wrong direction on Khandela-Srimadhopur road. Due to which all the four people in the car died. In such a situation, they should be given compensation amount. At the same time, it was said on behalf of the insurance company that the vehicle owner did not have a fitness certificate of the vehicle at the time of the accident. In such a situation, the insurance company is not liable to pay compensation under the MV Act. After hearing both the sides, the court has asked the insurance company to pay the compensation amount along with interest and recover it from the vehicle owner.