Keshub Mahindra gets bail

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Bhopal gas tragedy
Bhopal, Jul 6: Keshub Mahindra, former Union carbide India Chairman and the four others convicted in the Bhopal gas tragedy were granted bail by a court in Bhopal on Tuesday, Jul 6.

The others who were granted the bail include UCIL former Managing Director Vijay Gokhle, former Vice President Kishore Kamdar, former Workers Manager J Mukund and former Production Manager SP Choudhry. They were granted bail by Chief Judicial Magistrate, RV Singh.

KV Shetty, former Union Carbide Plant Superintendent and SI Qureshi, former operator who were also convicted in the case did not get the bail as they were not present in the court.

Keshub Mahindra said that he wanted to do something concrete for the gas victims of Bhopal tragedy. He also said that he did not accept the charges framed against him in the Bhopal case.

Mahindra said that he had resigned from the membership of a business committee set up by the Prime Minister as he did not consider it proper to continue.

The convicts were sentenced two years imprisonment and a fine of over Rs 1 lakh under different sections by Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari, on Jun 7.

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