May 1, 1992 |
An Indian court Thursday ordered the confiscation of all Union Carbide Corp.'s assets in the country, seven years after the chemical company's pesticide factory spewed deadly gas over Bhopal in the world's worst industrial disaster. Bhopal District Court Magistrate Gulab Sharma ordered the seizure of Union Carbide's 50.9% share in its subsidiary, Union Carbide India Ltd. Sharma, hearing a criminal suit brought by the Indian government against Danbury, Conn.
March 28, 1992 |
An Indian court Friday requested the extradition of a retired American executive to face homicide charges for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that killed thousands of people. His company condemned the action. In addition to the extradition request, which must be approved by India's government before being forwarded to the United States, the court also issued an arrest warrant for Warren Anderson, formerly of Union Carbide Corp.
December 9, 1991 |
Union Carbide Ex-Chairman Ordered to Face Trial in India: An Indian court ordered former Union Carbide Corp. Chairman Warren Anderson to face trial in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. Bhopal Chief Magistrate Gopal Sharma issued an order saying Anderson "committed an offense of culpable homicide, not amounting to murder, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means . . . and the commission of such offenses with criminal intention or knowledge."
October 4, 1991 |
India's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a $470-million settlement but ordered new criminal proceedings against Union Carbide Corp. in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, which killed more than 3,800 people. The five-judge panel lifted the criminal immunity granted to the Danbury, Conn.-based company and its Indian subsidiary in the world's deadliest industrial disaster. The decision also frees the money, already paid by Union Carbide, for distribution to victims and their families.
February 15, 1991 |
At least 2,000 victims of the 1984 Bhopal, India, gas leak disaster marched through the city, shouting slogans and waving placards to protest the $470-million settlement between their government and Union Carbide Corp. of Danbury, Conn. It was the second anniversary of the settlement. Initially, the government had demanded $3 billion for the toxic gas leak at the Union Carbide-operated pesticide plant in Bhopal. At least 3,700 people were killed and more than 20,000 injured.
June 30, 1990 |
More than 2,000 victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial accident, demonstrated Friday outside Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh's home in New Delhi to protest slow distribution of relief. More than 2,500 people were killed and about 500,000 were injured Dec. 3, 1984, in Bhopal in central India when poisonous gas leaked out of a pesticide plant owned by an Indian subsidiary of the Union Carbide Corp. of the United States.