Bhopal Gas tragedy: Commission issues notices to then Collector, SP
Bhopal: The Bhopal Gas tragedy inquiry commission today issued notices to the District Magistrate and SP of Bhopal at the time of the accident to record their statements.
Moti Singh and Swaraj Puri have got notices by the commission in connection with the Union Carbide gas leak case.
The commission spearheaded by retired Justice S L Kochhar had previously sent a notice to the then Town Inspector Surendra Singh Thakur to record his statement. However, the police were unable to serve the notice on him following which the Chairman asked the Jabalpur SP to probe as to why the notice was not served on Thakur.
The Commission has directed the officials to ensure his presence on December 20 along with the then Collector and SP.
Thousands of people were killed and lakhs maimed following leak of a poisonous gas from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal on the intervening nights of December 2-3 in 1984.Meanwhile, in response to queries posed to them, the authorities concerned have informed the Commission that at the time of granting licence to Union Carbide, T A Pai was the Union Industries Minister but he was no more, sources said.