Bhopal verdict an example of `justice buried`: Moily

Last Updated: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 18:54

New Delhi: Dubbing the Bhopal gas verdict as
an example of "justice buried", Law Minister M Veerappa Moily
Monday said there is need for fast-tracking such cases and
ensuring proper investigation.

"This is one such case where justice is delayed and
practically denied. I would like to say justice is buried," he
told reporters here.

He said this should not be repeated. "It is my concern,"
Moily said.

"Culprits should be brought to book earlier ensuring
maximum punishment by conducting a proper investigation," he
said adding, there was a need for fast-track courts.

When asked whether the government will be undertaking
measures to check delays as seen in the case, he said he will
be taking steps.

"But till the time a proper investigation is not carried
out and trial does not take place, we will not be doing
justice," he said.

The minister termed the Bhopal tragedy a serious disaster
due to commission and omission of a particular industry.

When asked about claims of CBI investigation officer B R
Lal that he was under pressure from MEA not to pursue the case
against Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, he said, "After
retirement, people can give many statement.

"It is an irresponsible statement. This is not done at
all. After retirement, people become martyrs by making such
statements," he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 18:54

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