Bhopal: Government is trying for extradition
of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson and all possible
steps will be taken in this regard, Law Minister Veerappa
Moily said here on Saturday.
"We have already moved on the issue of extradition of
Anderson by taking the opinion of Attorney General," Moily
told reporters at the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee
When pointed out that earlier also the government had
moved a number of times on the issue, Moily SAID that "there
is difference between then and now and all efforts would be
made within the law for extradition of Anderson" who left the
country after the Bhopal gas tragedy.
To a query whether the issue will be discussed during
US President Barack Obama`s forthcoming visit, Moily said that
he was not in a position to comment on the issue.
On the issue of Ayodhya verdict, Moily said that it is
for the concerned parties to take a call. "As far as the
government is concerned, it is only the custodian
of the disputed property," he said.
To a question on appointment of judges in High Court
where their relatives practise, the Union Minister said that
the Supreme Court has already identified nine such judges who
would be shifted.
He further said that in future no person would be
appointed as a judge in a court where his kin are practising.
Moily said that the Centre would soon call a national
level convention to discuss electoral reforms and prior to
that it will also discuss the issue by organising regional
conference at the state level.
One such meet will be organised in Bhopal, he said.
When asked about the demand for setting up a High
Court bench in Bhopal, he said that the state government
should first move a proposal to the High Court.
"If the Chief Justice of the state is satisfied with
the available infrastructure for the same and recommends
setting up the bench, then only Centre comes into picture," he