Warren Anderson, the primary suspect in the Bhopal Gas Disaster, passed away seven years ago. Why did the Indian government let Warren Anderson, the key suspect in this horrible catastrophe, to flee remains a mystery to this day. Why wasn’t he detained? Later, even in court, he was unable to be properly tried. Shakeel Qureshi, who was present at the time of the incident, has eluded capture to this day.
On the 2nd and 3rd of December 1984, Mick gas escaped from Union Carbide’s factory in Chola, a densely populated part of old Bhopal. The morning of December 3, lifeless bodies were strewn over the streets of old and modern Bhopal. This chemical disaster sent shockwaves around the globe.
Union Carbide’s chairman at the time was Warren Anderson. They arrived in Bhopal after the tragedy, but were not allowed to leave the city.
Warren Anderson is believed to have been dropped off in a government vehicle by two top police and administration officers until the special plane arrived. The CBI examined the entire matter for the Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress administration.
The CBI has filed a chargesheet in court against 11 Union Carbide officials, including Warren Anderson, after three years of investigation. Warren Anderson was never going to be able to visit India. In his absence, the case continued. The court issued its decision in this matter in June 2010. Carbide executives were sentenced to prison and fined as a result of the verdict. The officials paid the fine and went to the sessions court to appeal.
After the Bhopal gas tragedy, the Union Carbide plant was shut down. However, the job of clearing up the toxic chemical waste has yet to be completed
Why hasn’t Qureshi been apprehended?
Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi was the central figure in the entire episode. who happened to be on duty at the time at the plant The court also condemned Shakeel Ahmed to two years in prison. It’s still a mystery who Shakeel Ahmed is and what he looks like.
Even after 37 years, the CBI has been unable to locate Shakeel Ahmed. His picture isn’t even on the CBI’s website. In some ways, the chances of the perpetrators of this awful global gas calamity going to jail are nearly gone.
Warren Anderson died in America many years ago. Those sentenced by the lower court have saved themselves from going to jail by appealing.
The battle fought till American Court
On December 3rd, Bhopal commemorates the gas catastrophe with a Basri. The Central Library hosts the Sarva Dharma Sabha. Bhopal’s government offices are also shut down. This custom has been carried out for 35 years. Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have battled for restitution in the United States over the last 35 years.
Anderson’s extradition to India was also the subject of court proceedings. Anderson, on the other hand, could not be brought to India by any government.
According to government estimates, about 15,000 individuals were murdered in the incident. Unofficial estimates suggest that the number is substantially greater. The legislation was unable to impose any significant penalties on those responsible for such a large number of deaths. The key rationale for this was to keep track of cases in the smaller parts.
The then DM wrote in the book
Warren Anderson was released on bail from Bhopal after Moti Singh, who was the collector at the time of the Bhopal gas tragedy, revealed the truth in his book “Bhopal Gas Tragedy Ka Sach.” “Warren Anderson was released on Arjun Singh’s orders,” Moti Singh said in his book, referring to the entire episode. Warren Anderson was the subject of the first FIR, which was filed under non-bailable laws. He was released on bond despite this. Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi is unknown to the general public. Qureshi was an operator in the MIC production unit. Because Qureshi did not appear in front of him, the complete episode could not be exposed.
Carbide officials who were involved in the incident were sentenced to a maximum of 14 days in prison. Thousands of people who were harmed by the incident are still dying as a result of the abuse.
Government focus on compensation
IRather than pursuing those responsible for the Bhopal gas disaster, the government is focused on obtaining compensation from Carbide Company for the victims. Whenever there is a public outcry in Bhopal to protect the accused from the law, the administration begins to discuss defence compensation.
Union Carbide paid the Madhya Pradesh government Rs 705 crore in compensation for the deaths under an agreement made in 1989. The national government filed a special leave case in the Supreme Court over 21 years after the agreement, claiming compensation of Rs 7728 crore..