Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a government job each for the families of two Bengal soldiers who were among the 40 CRPF personnel who were martyred in Pulwama on February 14.”We extend solidarity to the families of Bablu Santra and Sudip Biswas who died in Pulwama. We are giving a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a government job to the families of the deceased soldiers,” Banerjee told reporters while leaving Nabanna on Wednesday evening. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBablu Santra (38) of Bauria in Howrah district and Sudip Biswas (27) of Nadia were killed in the IED blast at Lethpora in Pulwama. Santra was a head constable with the CRPF’s 35 Battalion while Biswas was a constable with the 95 Battalion. Biswas had joined the CRPF four years ago and had been posted in Srinagar in the 98th Battalion since then. He had joined back the battalion on February 14 after being on leave for 20 days. Santra is survived by his wife, four-year-old daughter and his mother. Soon after the incident, Banerjee had called up the kin of the victims and expressed her condolences. She assured that the state would provide all sorts of assistance to the family members of the deceased soldiers. Banerjee, while speaking to reporters at the state Secretariat, two days back, had said: “So many jawans have been killed. We seek punishment for the perpetrators. There should be an investigation into the incident.” It may be noted that the Centre is yet to announce any compensation for the martyrs.