Patna, Jun 12: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded an explanation from Congress on who let Warren Anderson, the main accused in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy case and the then CEO of Union Carbide, escape from India.
"The Congress owes an explanation to the nation and victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy as to who instructed that Anderson be allowed to leave the country," senior BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters on Saturday, Jun 12, the very first day of the tw-day party executive meet, during which the BJP aims at formulating further attacks on the Congress-led UPA government.
The BJP leader sought the identity of the individual who had ordered the release of Anderson from police custody in Bhopal on Dec 7, 1984.
The government has been facing ire from various spheres over Anderson walking free despite him being responsible for over 15,000 deaths in the world's worst industrial disaster.
Over the past few days several details on Anderson's escape have emerged. Top government officials' names were named in the controversy. It was learned that some one had even arranged for Anderson's transportation to New Delhi by state plane.