THE COURT of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Ravinder Singh on Friday rejected the CBI application to frame another 100-odd questions for examining the accused persons in Bhopal gas disaster criminal case.
More than 1000 questions were framed by the court for examining the accused but the CBI had prayed the court to ask 100-odd more questions framed by its lawyer. The Union Carbide’s local lawyer Ajay Gupta had argued that it was prerogative of the court to frame questions for the accused on the basis of evidence produced by the prosecution and the prosecuting agency has no role to play in it.
The CJM court on Friday’s hearing rejected the CBI application and fixed the case for next hearing on February 3. The three separate applications moved by Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS), Bhopal Group for Information & Action and the Union Carbide are likely to come up before the court on next hearing.