Special Correspondent

KOCHI: The Ernakulam Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has granted a compensation of Rs.30 lakh with interest to the legal heirs of Vivek Sagar, a squadron leader of Indian Air Force attached to the Southern Naval Command, who died in a road accident.

The tribunal passed the order on a claim petition filed by his parents, wife and children.

Vivek Sagar died on the spot when a private bus hit him in November 2002.

Interest charged

The court ordered that the compensation be paid with 7.5 per cent interest with effect from February 2003.