Pune: The complainants, who had filed cases for claims in the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, saved their time and money due to settlements made in the National Lok Adalat held in the city on Saturday. The Adalat disposed of around 8,000 various cases.
Verdict after four years
A compensation of Rs 82 lakh was given to the family of an engineer, who had died in an accident in 2013. A panel comprising sessions court justices VS Kulkarni, Harshada Vaidya and Prajakta Kulkarni gave the verdict in this case.
Engineer Sandip Namdevrao Shinde (age 39), who was a resident of Kothrud, was killed in a mishap. His parents, wife and two children had filed a case claiming compensation of Rs 1.5 crore. The owner of the tanker, who had knocked Shinde down, and the insurance company, were made respondents and a settlement was made in the case. Advocates GP Shinde, Satish Gharat and Prashant Chavan played a major role in the case.
Decision within a year
In all, compensation amounting to Rs 11.90 lakh was given to two-wheeler riders killed in accidents involving heavy vehicles. Gopal Sampataro Amte, a resident of Dhanori, had died in April 2016. A truck had dashed his two-wheeler at Vadhu Budruk and his family had filed a case for compensation. Advocate Kanchan Dhamankar had filed the claim on their behalf.
Similarly, compensation was given to victims’ kin as part settlements made in some other cases. The family of Meena Gaikwad (from Moshi) was given Rs 15.50 lakh while the parents of Ishwar Prabhaiya Math-Swami (age 19 from Alandi) got Rs 9 lakh. Ishwar was their only child and he was killed after a tempo dashed his two-wheeler on Pune-Nashik highway in December 2016.