Legal assistance team to arrive in M'lore today

Addressing mediapersons at the Mangalore Airport on Thursday, Kishan said that the advocates of Mulla and Mulla Associates will meet relatives of the victims and survivors to guide them in the process of claiming compensation and insurance. Advocates will brief them about the legal aspects and also help them in furnishing documents, he added.

He said that a help desk has already opened in Mangalore and Calicut. The process of submitting application for compensation and insurance has already begun, he added. To a query on Air India’s job offer to survivors, Kishan said that none of the survivors came forward requesting the job offer so far.

He said that the baggages, ornaments and other valuables of the passengers, will be handed over to the relatives after the identification process. Talking about the investigation regarding the mishap, Kishan said that the DGCA will decode the data from the black box, cockpit voice recorder and other devices to unearth more details. The investigating team will decide about the wreckage clearance, he added.

District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar said that the District Administration will speed up the process of distributing State government’s compensation of Rs 2 lakh to kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to injured.

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