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Ministers didn't connive on Anderson: Ambika Soni

delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2010 17:15 IST

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The government on Thursday denied that any central minister had connived to ensure that former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson was permitted to leave the country in the wake of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial disaster.

"There is no conclusive evidence to show that any central minister had a role to play in Anderson leaving the country," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters in New Delhi.

She also pointed out that the government had reconstituted a group of ministers on the Bhopal gas tragedy that would, among other things, study the implications of a Bhopal court's judgment Monday sentencing to two years imprisonment seven people, including Keshub Mahindra, the chairman of Union Carbide India, when the Dec 2-3, 1984 gas tragedy occurred.

The sentence has sparked an outrage among activists and other Indian citizens for being too little too late.