NDTV, 20 December 2015
Bhopal: For the third consecutive time, US chemical giant Dow Chemical has failed to turn up before a court in Bhopal in connection with 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy case following which the hearing has been posted for July next year.
This is the third time that Dow, which wholly owns Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), ignored summons of the district court in Bhopal and failed to appear before it yesterday.
Tons of toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked from Union Carbide’s Bhopal factory on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, killing nearly 25,000 people and injuring half million others.
Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Rajesh Nandeshwar yesterday posted the next hearing in the case on July 13, 2016, and also slapped a show-cause notice on Dow over a clutch of petitions filed by NGOs working for the gas tragedy survivors.