State Legal Services Authority not empowered to control compensation awarded to victim: Calcutta HC pulls up SLSA for "Big Brother" approach

The SLSA had directed three victims, who were awarded compensation for trafficking, to deposit 75% of the awarded amount as a fixed deposit to be disbursed by way of a Monthly Income Scheme.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently held that the State Legal Services Authority, West Bengal (SLSA) has no authority to control and monitor the award of compensation payable to victims of trafficking and others similarly placed, particularly when they have attained the age of majority.

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