Decision to let go Anderson "amazing & objectionable": MPCC

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Suresh Pachouri today termed the decision to release the then Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation Warren Anderson, following the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, as "objectionable and amazing".

"Anderson was arrested under those sections of the IPC under which only a Magistrate is empowered to grant bail. But in case of UCC chief, this provision was not followed by the concerned authorities which is highly objectionable and amazing," Pachouri told reporters here.

The MPCC chief was replying to a question whether Congress condemns the way Anderson was released by the authorities then.

Anderson was released on December 7, 1984 after he was arrested on his arrival here for the gas leak.