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Ex-CJI defends judgment

Former Chief Justice of India A. H. Ahmadi on Tuesday rejected the criticism about dilution of charge against former Union Carbide executives in Bhopal gas tragedy case, saying there was no concept of vicarious liability in criminal law.

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2010 00:03 IST

Former Chief Justice of India A. H. Ahmadi on Tuesday rejected the criticism about dilution of charge against former Union Carbide executives in Bhopal gas tragedy case, saying there was no concept of vicarious liability in criminal law.

“One has to work within the system, within the framework of law. It is easy to speak today, to swing with the tide,” Justice Ahmadi said, reacting to criticism that the decision given by his bench led to lesser punishment given by the Bhopal court on Monday.