India to push US for Bhopal boss's extradition: minister

India is to push the United States to extradite the former boss of US chemical group Union Carbide in relation to the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, a minister said.

bhopal Updated: Jun 21, 2010 16:35 IST
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India is to push the United States to extradite the former boss of US chemical group Union Carbide in relation to the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, a minister said.

"India will make vigorous efforts to get Anderson repatriated," Minister for Urban Development Jaipal Reddy said, referring to former Union Carbide chief executive Warren Anderson, who lives in a New York suburb.

Reddy is part of a nine-member panel of ministers set up earlier this month to look into previous governments' handling of the disaster, which killed thousands and has left a toxic legacy in the central Indian city of Bhopal.

India has made repeated unsuccessful requests for the extradition of Anderson in the past.

First Published: Jun 21, 2010 16:33 IST