Court refuses permission to Bhopal gas convict to go abroad
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 23:19
Bhopal: A sessions court here on Thursday refused permission to former Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) official and convict in Bhopal gas leak case, S P Choudhary, to go abroad.

District and Sessions judge, Subhash Kakde, refused to allow Choudhary after pointing out that he was among the seven persons convicted in connection with Bhopal gas leak case last month.

The former UCIL production manager had sought permission from the court to attend a business meeting in South Africa.

The prosecution agency CBI strongly opposed the application moved by Choudhary, stating that it was not proper to give him permission under the present circumstances.

Last month, the then Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari had sentenced seven persons, including UCIL Chairman Keshub Mahindra and Choudhary, to two years imprisonment in connection with the Bhopal gas tragedy of December 1984, in which thousands were killed and lakhs maimed.

The convicts are currently out on bail.


First Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 23:19

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