Date of accident: Dec 2-3, 1984 (Happened in the night)
Cause: Leakage of deadly Methyl isocyanate gas
Found guilty under the sections:
Causing death by negligence: Section 304-A (2 years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 5,000)
Culpable homicide not amounting to murder: Section 304-II
Gross negligence: Section 338
And also Sections 336 and 337 of the Indian Penal Code.
Restricted under sections 304(A) (causing death by negligence) and 304-II (culpabale homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code.
List of the accused:
Convicted by: Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari
|Keshub Mahendra||Former Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) chairman||Two years of Imprisonment with Rs.5000 as penalty.|
|J Mukund||ex-Works Manager|
|S P Choudhary||ex-Production Manager|
|K V Shetty||ex-Plant Superintendent|
|Late S I Quershi. R. B Roychoudhary||ex-Production Assistant|
|Warren Anderson||former Union Carbide CEO||2009 – a non billable warrant was issued and the CBI could not process it.
It is believed that he got away with it and now he is absconding.
|Union Carbide Corporation (UCC)||1989 – Criminal charges were dropped without taking the victims into confidence.|
|Union Carbide (India) Limited|
|Union Carbide (Eastern) Hong Kong|
|UCC chairman Warren Anderson|
178 prosecution witnesses were examined in the trial
3008 documents were produced
8 defence witnesses deposed in the court
For Sequence of incidents from Dec 3, 1984 until now, check out here. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bhopal-gas-tragedy-how-things-unfolded/123174-3.html?from=tn
Courtesy: NDTV, CNN IBN
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