A local court in Bhopal has re-issued non-bailable arrest (NBA) warrant against the then Union Carbide Company Chairman, Warren Anderson in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy case that claimed thousands of lives over the years.
The arrest warrant was re-issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan Prakash Tiwari against Anderson on July 20, following an intervenor application filed by an NGO - Gas Peedit Sangharsh Samiti, seeking re-issuance of the arrest warrant against the accused, saying that the warrant served to him way back on March 27, 1992 had not yet yeilded any result.
The court directed the CBI, the prosecution agency to arrest Anderson, and produce him in the court in pursuance of the arrest warrant.
The case today came up for the hearing in the CJM and was adjourned till August 19.
The infamous gas tragedy--world's worst industrial disaster--took place on the intervening nights of December 2-3, 1984, killing thousands of people and maimed scores of others when the deadly Methyl Iso Cayanide (MIC) leaked from the Union Carbide's pesticide plant situated in the old Bhopal area.