Kolkata: Acting on Calcutta High Court
directions, the West Bengal government on Wednesday said it will pay
compensation to the relatives of those killed and injured in
the January 7 Lalgarh firing in West Midnapore district and
also constitute a medical board.
"We have decided to constitute a medical board headed
by Director Health Services comprising two medical officers.
The board will examine the nature of injury, serious or
otherwise so that the compensation amount can be fixed,"
Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh told reporters here.
The board will be functional by Saturday, Ghosh said.
The high court has directed that the kin of those
killed be paid Rs two lakh each, the seriously injured Rs one
lakh each and those with minor injuries Rs 50,000 each within
On the investigation, Ghosh said that since the court
has directed that the investigation will be carried on by the
CID, it has been asked to expedite the investigation under a
senior officer and report to the state government.
"We will have to produce developments so far as
investigation is concerned, to the court on February 4," Ghosh
On armed camps, Ghosh said, "A joint team of police
and central forces will look into the list of camps placed in