Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered a judicial inquiry into the AMRI hospital fire that snuffed out 91 lives.

"The state government has decided to order a judicial inquiry into the hospital fire," she told reporters at Writers' Buildings.

Asked who would head the inquiry, she said, "The state assembly session begins on Monday. I will not speak much now.

"Since people have faith on the judicial system and a tragedy of huge dimension has occurred, we have taken this decision. We have nothing to hide."

Banerjee said that police investigation would continue simultaneously.

She earlier held a meeting with Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh and Commissioner of Kolkata Police R K Pachnanda.

(Agencies)