CBI chief called to GOM on Bhopal to discuss fresh probe
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 23:00
New Delhi: CBI Director Ashwani Kumar was on Saturday called by the Group of Ministers on Bhopal gas tragedy for discussing the possibility of reinvestigating the world's worst industrial disaster that killed more than 15,000 people in 1984.

Sources said Kumar was called for the second session of GOM meeting today when the pros and cons of reopening the case were considered in the light of the accused getting away with light punishment.

The GOM headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram had already in the morning discussed the possibility of government approaching the Supreme Court with a curative petition against the dilution of charges in Bhopal gas leak case.

The curative petition issue is said to be high on the priority list of the GoM in the light of country-wide outrage witnessed after the June 7 judgement of the Bhopal trial court which gave two years imprisonment to all the accused, sources said.

The GoM is also understood to have gone over the possibility of seeking the extradition of Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson who is a proclaimed offender but has not faced the trial in the case.

The GOM, which meets tomorrow also, is expected to finalise tits report for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday.


First Published: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 23:00

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