The Bombay excessive court docket has directed the state and railways to deposit the compensation quantity accruing within the title of a railway police personnel who died of Covid-19 within the court docket. The daughter of the police personnel had approached the court docket in search of proportionate distribution of the compensation quantity between the 2 wives and daughters of the policeman.
The court docket directed the primary spouse and her daughter to be current for the listening to, with out which, the petition couldn’t be determined and posted the matter for listening to on Tuesday.
A division bench of justice S J Kathawalla and justice Madhav Jamdar, whereas listening to the petition filed by a lady, was knowledgeable by advocate Prerak Sharma that the daddy of the petitioner was serving as an assistant sub-inspector with the Maharashtra Railway Police Drive until his premature dying on account of Covid-19 on Might 30. Sharma submitted that it was solely when his consumer’s mom wrote to the railway authorities to supply her with the employment, gratuity, pension advantages accruing in her late husband’s title, she got here to know that there was an analogous letter written by one other girl who additionally claimed to be the lifeless policeman’s spouse, having one daughter.
Sharma added that each marriages had been registered with the Registrar of Marriages and below part 16 of the Hindu Marriage Act, his consumer being the kid of the second spouse had a proper to household pension and death-cum-retirement gratuity, therefore she and her mom ought to get an equal proportion within the compensation that has been disbursed by the state authorities and the railways within the title of her father.
On its half, deputy commissioner of police, Pradeep Chavan, West zone, Railways, submitted that that they had already collected the compensation and different advantages for his or her demised personnel and had been keen at hand it over the beneficiary, as per court docket orders. The state additionally submitted that it had expedited the disbursal of the compensation and would hand it over as per court docket orders.
After listening to the submissions, the court docket sought the presence of the primary spouse and daughter as with out them the court docket couldn’t resolve on the distribution of the compensation on Tuesday and directed the railways to deposit the compensation quantity within the court docket inside per week. The court docket additionally requested the state to tell when it might be capable of deposit the compensation quantity of ₹60 lakhs with the court docket and posted the matter for listening to on Tuesday.