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Who asked for Anderson's release? : Chouhan to Arjun Singh

bhopal Updated: Jun 11, 2010 00:56 IST

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has written to former union minister Arjun Singh to disclose the name of the person on whose instructions Warren Anderson, the then CEO of Union Carbide, was released on Dec 7, 1984, just days after a leak in the company's plant in Bhopal instantly killed over 3,000 people.

In the letter to Arjun Singh late yesterday, Chouhan said the nation has been waiting for the last few days for him to reveal the identity of the person who arranged Anderson's release after his arrest on Dec 7, 1984.

"The people of Bhopal and indeed all of Madhya Pradesh have a right to this information from their distinguished chief minister of the time," he added.

On Monday, seven officials of Union Carbide of India Limited were sentenced by a court in Bhopal to two years in prison for the gas leak in the plant that resulted in the world's worst industrial disaster.

Anderson, 89, is now retired and lives in the US.