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11/7 blasts: NHRC issues notices to authorities

Authorities have also been asked to specify what steps, if any, have been taken to ensure treatment to injured.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 19:33 IST

NHRC on Friday issued notices to the Maharashtra Government, Railway Board Chairman and Western Railway chairman and chief medical officer on a complaint that the kin of Mumbai blast victims were facing harassment in claiming compensation.

The Commission also asked for respective reports within 10 days with specifications whether or not any compensation had been paid to the next of kin of the victims or the seriously injured people in the July 11 blasts.

The authorities have also been asked to specify what steps, if any, have been taken to ensure proper medical treatment to the injured.

The complaint was filed by former MP Dr Kirit Somaiya, Maharashtra MLA Gopal Shetty and Parag Alawani.

They alleged that despite assurances of compensation for the victims' families and treatment to injured, they were facing harassment.

"These people have to go from door-to-door for getting proper medical treatment, medicines and copies of FIR and the post-mortem," they added.

The Full Commission will hear the matter after receiving the reports.