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.
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.