A complaint has been filed against veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh in a local court here for allegedly letting off Bhopal gas tragedy’s main accused and former Union Carbide Corp (UCC) CEO Warren Anderson.
A lawyer, Farkhan Khan, filed the complaint here in Chief Judicial Magistrate R.G. Singh’s court Monday seeking registration of a criminal case against then Madhya Pradesh chief minister Singh allegedly for ensuring the escape of Anderson from the aftermath of the world’s worst industrial tragedy.
The disaster struck the Madhya Pradesh capital Dec 2-3, 1984 night, killing and maiming thousands when lethal methyl iso-cyanate (MIC) gas leaked from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL).
The court has set June 29 for taking up the complaint.
Anderson, UCC US and UCC Kowloon Hong Kong were declared absconders by a Bhopal trial court which punished seven others June 7 for the tragedy.