Kolkata: The West Bengal government will inform the central government within a week about its opinion on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into last month's train accident in Birbhum district which left 63 dead, an official said on Saturday.
State Home Secretary Samar Ghosh said: "A detailed report has been sought from the state police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is probing the accident, and after going through the status report we will inform the centre about our opinion."
He said the CID report is expected in two to three days.
Ghosh's statement came a day after the union home ministry on Friday sent a letter to the state government seeking its opinion about ordering a CBI probe into the accident at Sainthia railway station.
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