Bhopal: Demanding immediate release of the
Bhopal gas tragedy victims arrested by the police for
allegedly indulging in violence in Bhopal on December 3, the
organisations fighting for the rights of the gas victims
on Monday alleged that even the old and those not present on the
spot had been arrested.
"Old and innocent persons and even those who were not
present where violent incidents took place on the 27th
anniversary of Union Carbide gas tragedy were arrested by the
police under section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC and we
demand their immediate release," Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila
Udyog Sangthan`s convener, Abdul Jabbar, said.
A man called Naved, who had come to the city that day
from Sehore to meet his relatives, was arrested by the police
though he had nothing to do with the gas tragedy, Jabbar
People standing on the roads or in the bylanes were
picked up by the police, Jabbar added.
He urged the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and
state Home Minister, Uma Shankar Gupta to get such cases
Jabbar`s organisation, along with five other organisations
of gas leak survivors today held a demonstration calling for
immediate withdrawal of criminal cases against 35 named and
2,000 unnamed gas victims in connection with the protest of
December 3, 2011.
The organisations demanded immediate release of 14
persons who are in jail for the last one and half months, and
an independent inquiry by the government before taking any