Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad
High Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay
an interim compensation of Rs five lakh to Arunima Sinha,
the sportswoman, who lost her leg after being pushed from a
The order was passed by Chief Justice F I Rebello and
Justice Devendra Kumar Arora on a Public Interest Litigation
(PIL) filed by lawyer Adarsh Mehrotra.
The petitioner has sought the court`s direction on
ensuring safety and security of railway passengers free from
risk and dignity of life.
He also sought direction to start a fool proof
mechanism and equipments with helpline for quick redressal of
the emergent problems.
The petitioner had cited Arunima`s case in his
Arunima alias Sonu lost her leg after being pushed
from Padmavat Express on April 11 near Bareilly while she was
on her way to Gautam Buddha Nagar from Lucknow to appear in
CISF recruitment examination.