Bhopal: Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, witnessed a terrible incident 37 years ago on December 2-3, 1984. In history known as Bhopal gas tragedy, Bhopal gas tragedy. Exactly 36 years ago, a poisonous gas leak occurred from a factory in Bhopal,union carbide, killing more than 15,000 people in agony. At the same time, thousands of people suffered from physical disability to blindness, which are still suffering from tragedy, but do you know who was the main accused in the incident, who could never be brought to India?
On the 37th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the countrymen have once again brought back memories of Warren Anderson, owner of the Union Carbide Factory in Jehan. The court also went to court demanding anderson to be brought to India from the US. However, no government succeeded in bringing Anderson to India. Factory owner Warren Anderson was made the main accused in the union carbide factory's toxic gas deaths cases and negligence. Warren Anderson was arrested under serious sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that could not even be granted bail without court permission, but anderson was granted bail within four to five hours.
Anderson fled the country after being granted bail. Thereafter, the court case against Anderson continued, alleged attempts were made to extradite him from the United States, but it could not happen. After three years of investigating the case, CBI filed a chargesheet in the court against 11 Union Carbide officials, including Warren Anderson. Anderson retired from the highest position of Union Carbide in 1986 and died on September 29, 2014 in Florida, USA, at the age of 92. Moti Singh, who was the collector of the city during the Bhopal gas tragedy, has also mentioned in his book 'The Truth of Bhopal Gas Tragedy' that led to warren anderson's bail and driving away from Bhopal.
Moti Singh, referring to the entire episode in his book, wrote, 'Warren Anderson was released at the behest of arjun singh, the then chief minister of the state. The first FIR against Warren Anderson was registered under non-bailable sections. Even then, he was released on bail.' There were allegations and there was talk that the main accused in the gas scam was driven out of the country by the then CM of the state Arjun Singh at the behest of the then PM Rajiv Gandhi. There was no case of conspiracy to drive away the accused in the court, but the sections under which the chargesheets were filed are sufficient to state that the government's view was not sensitive after thousands of deaths.