Mohali, Nov. 23 -- Providing relief to kin of a 27-year-old labourer killed in accident of the vehicle in which he had taken a lift, the motor accident claims tribunal, Mohali, directed the driver and insurer of the motorcycle to pay Rs.14.98 lakh with 7.5% interest saying-"it is not necessary that in every case an FIR has to be registered".

Disposing of the claim filed by the 19-year-old widow and 61-year-old father of deceased Vinod Das hailing from Bihar, the tribunal presided over by Devinder Kumar Gupta, ruled-"The award of claim under the Motor Vehicle Act is based on welfare legislation and it is not necessary that in every case FIR has to be registered."

The tribunal dismissed the argument of Rupnagar resident Varinder Singh, the ...