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12 Nov 2014

Ashutosh Shukla, Hindustan Times

Bhopal: Summons to Dow again as company evades court

The Bhopal chief judicial magistrate (CJM)…re-issued summons to…Dow Chemical to appear in court and explain why its subsidiary Union Carbide did not submit itself to court of law for trial in the 1984 gas disaster. Dow Chemical had taken over Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) in 2000, six years after a poisonous gas leak in the Madhya Pradesh capital killed more than 3,500 people. The court of CJM decided the Bhopal gas disaster criminal case on June 9, 2010 with UCC, UCC (Hong Kong) and former UCC chairman Warren Anderson not appearing for the trial and declared absconders by the court…Appearing in the court of CJM on Wednesday, CBI counsel Arpit Mishra said that summons issued against Dow Chemical had been duly processed and sent to the American justice department for execution but it has not responded to the request so far.

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Indian court re-issues summons to Dow over Union Carbide's failure to appear regarding Bhopal disaster

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in India)