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1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy: SC Dismisses Centre's Plea For Additional Compensation To Victims | India News

1984 Bhopal Fuel Tragedy: SC Dismisses Centre’s Plea For Extra Compensation To Victims | Information

New Delhi: The Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday dismissed the Centre’s healing plea searching for a further Rs 7,844 crore from the Union Carbide Company’s (UCC) successor corporations to increase increased compensation to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gasoline tragedy that killed over 3,000 folks and triggered environmental injury. A five-judge structure bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul stated there was no rationale by the Centre to rake up the problem 20 years after the settlement.

The highest court docket stated {that a} sum of Rs 50 crore mendacity with the RBI for the victims shall be utilised by the Union of India to fulfill pending claims of victims.”We’re unhappy with the Union of India for not furnishing any rationale for raking up this subject after 20 years…We’re of the view that healing petitions can’t be entertained,” the bench stated.

The bench additionally comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Abhay S Oka, Vikram Nath and J Ok Maheshwar had on January 12 reserved its verdict on the Centre’s healing plea. The Centre needed one other Rs 7,844 crore from the UCC’s successor corporations over and above the USD 470 million (Rs 715 crore) it obtained from the American firm as a part of the settlement in 1989.

A healing petition is the final resort for a plaintiff after an hostile judgement has been delivered and the plea for its evaluation is rejected. The Centre had not filed a evaluation petition for rescinding the settlement which it now desires to be enhanced.

The UCC, now owned by Dow Chemical compounds, gave a compensation of Rs USD 470 million in 1989 after the poisonous methyl isocyanate gasoline leak from the Union Carbide manufacturing unit on the intervening night time of December 2 and three, 1984 killed over 3,000 folks and affected 1.02 lakh extra.