SC asks govt if it needs to pursue healing plea in Bhopal gasoline case | India Information

Home » SC asks govt if it needs to pursue healing plea in Bhopal gasoline case | India Information
NEW DELHI: A five-judge structure bench of the SC on Tuesday sought to know from the Centre whether or not it needed to pursue its 12-year-old healing petition looking for an extra Rs 7,844 crore from Dow Chemical compounds, Union Carbide and others for the 1984 Bhopal gasoline leak deaths and accidents.
The Centre in December 2010 had filed the healing petition terming the compensation settlement, underneath which the US-based Union Carbide had obtained off flippantly by paying $470 million (Rs 715 crore) in 1989. A five-judge bench headed by then CJI Altamas Kabir had in February 2011 entertained the healing plea and posted it for listening to in open courtroom, however the urgency had frittered away ensuing within the case getting confined to the file room.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, A S Oka, Vikram Nath and J Ok Maheshwari requested solicitor common Tushar Mehta whether or not the federal government is eager on pursuing the matter additional.
“The Union authorities has to take a stand on whether or not it’s urgent (needs to proceed with) the healing petition. Any system should present for certainty. There can’t be perpetual uncertainty. The Supreme Courtroom has solely mentioned that the healing petitions are to be heard in open courtroom,” the bench mentioned after Mehta mentioned that he would take directions on the courtroom’s question from the federal government. SC posted the matter for additional listening to on October 11.
In February 2011, the SC had issued notices to Dow Chemical compounds, Union Carbide Company, McLeod Russel (India) and Eveready Industries (India) asking them to file their responses to the healing petition. Nonetheless, each Dow Chemical compounds and UCC had refused to undergo the jurisdiction and acknowledged {that a} lengthy negotiation course of within the Eighties had resulted in a settlement for fee of $470 million as full and last settlement in direction of compensating the victims.

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