Gas leak: GoM recommends Anderson's extradition

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, Jun 21: Latest inputs suggest that the Group of Ministers (GoM), reconstituted on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy issue, has recommended the extradition of the former CEO of Union Carbide and the main accused in the case, Warren Anderson.

The Group of Ministers reconstituted amid the raging controversy and public angst over the light sentences given to the convicts and the escape of Anderson is expected to submit its report on Monday, Jun 21.

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.

The Congress-led central government has come under immense pressure from various spheres over the tragedy and the verdict. The government has already hinted at steps towards extradition of Anderson from America, while US seems to be stubborn on the issue.

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