Ex-MP seeks jobs, medical aid for victims of 3 attacks

Friday, 23 November 2012 - 8:23am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Former Lok Sabha member of Parliament Kirit Somaiya met chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday and demanding jobs and medical aid for those injured in the 2006 serial train blasts, 2008, Mumbai terror strikes and 2011 serial blasts in Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar, and Kabutarkhana in Dadar.

Former Lok Sabha member of Parliament Kirit Somaiya met chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday and demanding jobs and medical aid for those injured in the 2006 serial train blasts, 2008, Mumbai terror strikes and 2011 serial blasts in Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar, and Kabutarkhana in Dadar.

"The government did not give jobs to the victims and their families in spite of several assurances," the BJP leader told mediapersons after the meeting.

Somaiya added that the state government had also gone slow on medical aid for the injured, who underwent multiple surgeries and required artificial limbs.

He also demanded that the locals, who aided the 26/11 terror attacks and its masterminds, be brought to book. "They (the victims) are asking when they will get justice. The trial in the 2006 serial train blasts is yet to start," said Somaiya.

He added that the victims, who accompanied him to Mantralaya, demanded the serial train blasts trial be fast-tracked just like the 26/11 case. Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged in Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday after a four-year-long trial.

Somaiya, however, rued that the chief minister had refused a commitment regarding fast-tracking the train blasts trial.


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