Bhopal tragedy: Group says it had filed review petition in SC
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 23:38
Bhopal: An organisation of Bhopal gas victims today disputed former Chief Justice A H Ahmadi's claim that no one had filed a review petition after the Supreme Court dropped charges of culpable homicide against the accused in the case.

"Our organisation had filed a review petition but that was dismissed in 1996 by the Supreme Court, which was then headed by Ahmadi himself," the convenor of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangthan, Abdul Jabbar said.

As the guilty had not been charged under Section 304 of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), they were let off with imprisonment of only two years each, Jabbar claimed.

Justice A H Ahmadi who had delivered the Bhopal gas tragedy case verdict in 1996, today said he could not recollect whether a review petition was filed. He had yesterday stated in a television interview that no review petition was filed.

Jabbbar claimed that some time after Ahmadi dropped section 304 against the guilty, he was appointed chairman of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital for gas victims in the city.

The direction for the construction of the hospital was given by the Supreme Court and it was built with funds made available by the Union Carbide.


First Published: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 23:38

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