'Top govt official ordered Anderson's release'

Written by: Samyuktha
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Bhopal, Jun 10: In a shocking revelation, ex-district collector of Bhopal told a TV news channel on Wednesday, Jun 9 that it was the government that let the main accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy and the then CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson go.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Moti Singh, who was serving as the district collector of Bhopal in 1984 when the disaster struck, disclosed that Brahm Swaroop, the then chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh ordered him and the superintendent of police to release Anderson, who had been arrested in connection with the gas leak case.

The government is already under fire over Anderson's escape from the law. Anderson along with others in the Union Carbide are held responsible for the devastating gas leak from the pesticide plant that led to loss of over 15,000 lives while the people of Bhopal even today suffer the consequences of living amid poisonous chemicals and toxins.

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