Mumbai - The state Lokayukta has decreed an interim compensation of rupees one lakh each for the families of the victims who lost their lives in the Hotel Kinara cylinder blast on 15 October 2015.
Eight persons, some of them students of the Don Bosco college of engineering who had been dining at the restaurant in Kurla were killed in the cylinder blast. While Sharad Tripathi, who was running the hotel for past seven years, was arrested in the case, he is since out on bail.
Candle light marches and protests have been held over the last one year to highlight the fact that justice has not yet been done in the case.
The case, which came up before the Lokayukta, has now decided that an interim compensation of rupees one lakh be paid to the victim's families. The amount is to be paid out of the chief minister's relief fund.