New Delhi: A quarter century after the world's worst industrial disaster killed thousands in Bhopal, India is yet to extradite the main accused, American Warren Anderson. In a case that seems to be going nowhere, India issued a fresh arrest warrant in July this year and the Ministry of External Affairs is pursuing the matter with the US administration, officials here said.
"Anderson never appeared before the court to face trial. Therefore, his extradition request was sent to the external affairs ministry Sep 23, 1993. It was remitted back by the US on May 9, 2002, requesting us to re-examine the matter," Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ashwini Kumar said.
Image: Inside the killer factory
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