Thane: A widow and her four children of a police officer who served the Thane District Rural Police were paid a compensation of Rs 30 lakh by the National Lok Adalat here on Saturday.
The compensation was given to Sugandha Balkrishna Shinde (54), Santosh (19), Sunita (17), Meena (15) and Vinayak (14).
Adalat panel members A H Gajyani, Kishore Soundattikar and C V Deshpande directed Ramesh Ekanth Waman, owner of the vehicle involved in the accident and United India Ansurance Company make the payment within four weeks.
The deceased police officer Balkrishna Gangaram Shinde (51) served as an Assistant Sub-Inspector with the Thane District Rural Police attached to the Bhiwandi taluka police station, and resided at Police Lines.
The widow and her children informed the panel that on July 7 this year, a tempo hit him while he was on duty near the Bhiwandi by pass police post, due to which he died the same day.