A Delhi court today (Wednesday, Mar 23) stated, "Considering the entire facts in its holistic perspective and sentiments of the disaster-hit people, I deem it appropriate and in the interest of justice that he be extradited."
The investigative agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday moved the court seeking Anderson's extradition from US. The court now said, "There is no bar in law in seeking extradition of Warren Anderson from the US authorities. Request of the CBI is allowed."
Warren Anderson, who was the CEO of Union Carbide when the pesticide plant leaked poisonous gases in Dec 1984 leading to over 15,000 deaths, was declared an absconder 23 years ago.
Anderson's name did not figure in the local court's verdict that came 25 years after the world's worst industrial disaster, leading to questions as to who helped the main culprit in the case escape from India and the law of land.