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13 May 2010


Bhopal gas tragedy verdict in June after 26-year wait

Twenty-six years after one of the worst industrial disasters, Bhopal Gas Tragedy which claimed thousands of lives occurred, a local court trying the case would pronounce its verdict on June 7. The Chief Justice Magistrate…said he will pronounce the judgment on June 7 on the toxic leak from the Bhopal factory of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) (now defunct)…CBI counsel…has argued that the tragedy occurred due to defective design of the UCIL’s factory and poor maintenance…On the other hand, the defence counsels…maintained that maintenance and safety norms were properly adhered to in the UCIL’s Bhopal factory.