Bhopal tragedy: Group says it had filed review petition in SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 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.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 23:38
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