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CBI Seeks Former Union Carbide Chief

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi: Investigators say they have filed a new court request for the extradition of Warren Anderson, former CEO of the US-based Union Carbide Corporation, in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy.

Bhopal memorial for those killed and disabled by the 1984 toxic gas release

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) says that it has filed an application for a new trial for Anderson over the disaster in which more than 15,000 people died and hundreds of thousands suffered gas-leak related illnesses.

Bureau spokesman R.K. Gaur todays said that investigators have new evidence and are attempting again to extradite Anderson after the U.S. rejected earlier efforts.

The 90-year-old Anderson was arrested in India after the disaster but left the country while free on bail.

Union Carbide is now owned by Dow Chemical.

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