Gosaba: West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday handed compensation cheques to families
of fishermen, who came under attack from Bangladeshi pirates
on Friday in the Bay of Bengal.
During her visit to the Sunderbans, Banerjee handed over
cheques of Rs two lakh to families of those killed.
While those suffering serious injuries were given cheques
of Rs 50,000 each, the fishermen with minor injuries got
cheques worth Rs 25,000 each.
"Efforts are being made to rescue those kidnapped by the
pirates," the chief minister told a rally here.
Two gangs of Bangladeshi pirates had killed four Indian
fishermen, injured eight others and hijacked a trawler with
twelve fishermen on board in the Bay of Bengal on January 27.