The local court here attached a State Transport Corporation bus and the depot in Maduranthagam on Thursday for the failure on the part of the Transport department to pay compensation fixed by the Madras High Court to an accident victim.
However, the High Court deemed that the compensation was not enough, and instead of reducing, enhanced it to Rs 62.5 lakh along with interest. Following this, the department paid Rs 29 lakh as originally fixed by Maduranthagam court but failed to pay the rest.
On December 28, Maduranthagam court issued a notice to the department, directing it to pay the remaining amount. As the money was not paid even after that, the court ordered the attachment of the depot and the bus.