The CBI on Tuesday filed an application seeking extradition of former Union Carbide Corporation Chairman Warren Anderson to face the trial for his criminal culpability in the 1984 Bhopal gas leakage tragedy.
The world’s worst industrial disaster had killed nearly 15,000 people and maimed several thousands.
The investigating agency in its application before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav stated: “Warren M Anderson is liable to be prosecuted on extradition to India for offence under section 304 IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).”
The court is likely to pronounce the order CBI's plea on Wednesday. The agency said as per the provision contained in the extradition treaty dated September 14, 1999 between the USA and India, reciprocity has been granted for the extraditable offence punishable for a period of more than one year or by a more severe penalty.
Anderson, 90, never faced trial for his role in the tragedy and was declared a proclaimed offender by the court of Bhopal chief judicial magistrate in 1993.