Compensation given to mishap victims

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 May 2017 10:48:02

Our Correspondent,


The kin of victims those killed in ghastly road mishap on Saturday were presented the compensation cheques with the positive efforts of public representative, labour leaders, management of Gimatex Industries, District Police Administration and SDO on Sunday.

Notably, three labourers were killed in an accident on Saturday while returning from Gimatex Industries. Their colleagues were on war path for immediate compensation from the management of Gimatex Industries from Saturday.
A meeting was held in the office of Sub Divisional Officer here on Sunday in this regard in presence of Nirmaladevi S, District Superintendent of Police, and Smita Patil, SDO, Hinganghat, Sameer Kunnawar, MLA, Adv Sudhir Kothari, Chairman of APMC, Raju Timande, ex-MLA, Aftab Khan, Chief Secretary of INTUC, Madhusudhan Harne of Shetkari Sanghatana, Prakash Raut, the councillor, Anil Bhongade, Munna Raut, the kin of victims, labourer representatives, S S Pathan, Manager of Gimatex Industries, Adv Vinod Jaiswal, Girish Kochar and Om Joshi.

Adv Kothari, Harne and Khan demanded the compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the kin of the victims. After the discussion, Gimatex Management accepted to provide the compensation as Rs 4 lakh each. Sameer Kunnawar distributed the cash of Rs 25,000 each. Adv Kothari announced Rs 25,000 from APMC each. Besides, Insurance Compensation of Rs 4,75,000 and Rs 1 lakh from
Chief Minister Fund would be provided to the kin of the deceased persons.

The company also decided to release Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of autorickshaw driver.
It may be mentioned here that the labourers of Gimatex Industries called for the strike from Saturday by demanding the compensation for the kin of three labourers those lost their lives. They also decided to stall the post mortem on the bodies of the victim labourers till they get justice from Gimatex Industries.

A meeting of SDO, Labourer Leader and Gimatex Management was held in the late hours of Saturday, but no prospective decision was taken. Hence, another meeting was held in presence of Nirmaladevi S, DSP, Chimay Pandit, Additional SP and Smita Patil, SDO, and the compensation was fixed. Thereafter, the post mortem was performed on three labourers.