`PM should raise issue of Anderson`s extradition with Obama`

Last Updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 17:53

Bhopal: Two NGOs working for the Bhopal Gas
Tragedy victims have appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
to raise the issue of extradition of former Union Carbide Corp
(UCC) Chairman Warren Anderson, prime accused in the case,
with US President Barack Obama during their meeting.

In a letter written yesterday, the Bhopal Gas Peedith
Mahila Udyog Sanghathan (BGPMUS) and the Bhopal Gas Peedith
Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti (BGPSSS) have also requested Singh to
take up the subject of another absconding accused in the case
- UCC.

They have alleged that the Indian government has failed
to bring the absconding accused to face trial in the 1984 gas
disaster that killed over 3000 persons and maimed thousands of
others.

"We have requested the Prime Minister to take up the
matter of Anderson`s extradition with Obama presently," BGPMUS
Convenor Abdul Jabbar Khan and BGPSSS, Co-Convener, N D
Jayaprakash said.

Singh should impress Obama about the urgency of
expediting the process of extradition of the absconding
accused from the United States to India to stand trial as per
the laws of this land, the two said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 17:53

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