The office of the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 22,000 by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here in a road mishap in which a PCR van was rammed from behind and suffered damage.
MACT Presiding Officer Nirja Bhatia directed New India Assurance Company Limited, with which the offending vehicle was insured, to pay the amount to the official authorities.
"An amount of Rs 22,708 is passed in favour of the petitioners (Delhi Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner (PCR)) and against the respondents.
"The insurance company is directed to discharge the liability of the award amount within a period of 30 days," the tribunal said.
The order of the Tribunal came on a petition filed by the senior police officials stating that on June 3, 2004 one Toyota Qualis PCR van was parked on Mathura Road here when a rashly-driven truck hit a SUV parked behind the PCR van.
The impact with which the SUV was hit by the truck was so strong that it rammed into the PCR van from behind and caused damage to it, the police said.
The driver of the offending truck, Neeraj, a Haryana native, denied the accident had been caused by his vehicle and that he was the driver of the offending vehicle.
The Tribunal, however, dismissed his submission saying Neeraj would have filed a complaint or pleaded false implication had he not been involved in the accident.
It added the same was not the case here and that even the owner of the truck had deposed that the vehicle was being plied by Neeraj.