Compensate victims, release Bluelines later: HC

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New Delhi, Nov 19 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today said that the impounded blueline buses would not be released until the owners had compensated the accident victims.

Hearing a PIL, the Division Bench headed by Justices Mukul Mudgal and Reva Khetrapal observed that the kin of a deceased, seriously injured and injured will have to be paid Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000, respectively.

The bus owners had pleaded with the court to take a lenient view, which the court declined.

The court also pulled up the counsel arguing for the BPO cabs.

When the court had asked the owners to install the cabs with speed governors, they had submitted their concern over economic loss to the industry before it.

The court reprimanding this comment asked the counsel, ''How can you prefer money to loss of human lives.'' UNI

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