Will 'evaluate' India's requests on Anderson: US

Posted By: Samyuktha
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Washington, Jun 12: The United States has indicated that it would seriously consider any requests made by India to bring Warren Anderson, the main accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, to justice.

In response to a question on the case, State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said, "...if the government of India makes such a request of us, we will carefully evaluate it."

He, however, refused comment on the request for extradition of Anderson by the Indian Government.

"I'm not in position to verify, the fact, whether we have such requests or whether we have responded to it. We have an extradition treaty with India. And if India makes an extradition request to us, we will give it fair consideration," he told reporters.

This comes after External Affairs Ministry official said that US had rejected India's extradition plea citing that more evidential links were needed.

Warren Anderson was the CEO of Union Carbide when the pesticide plant began leaking poisonous chemicals and gases in Dec 1984 leading to over 15,000 deaths. He has been declared an absconder in the case and has gone scot free leading to intense public angst in India.

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