Eight people including former Union Carbide Chairman Keshub Mahindra were held guilty by a local court in Bhopal. One among the accused, who was convicted by the court, died while the trial was underway.
The convicts were sentenced to two years in prison for causing death due to negligence.
The verdict comes twenty five years after a toxic chemical leak from the Union Carbide pesticide factory killed over 15,000 people and injured thousands others. Even quarter a century after the world's worst industrial accident, inhabihants of the place suffer the effects of toxins and poisonous chemicals.
The people are not happy with the judgement as the main culprit, the then CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, is not facing any consequences as he has been declared an absconder.
The victims and social activists, who have been protesting outside the court, are planning on taking the case to the Madhy Pradesh High Court seeking more stringent action against the convicts.