Saturday, June 19, 2010

Anderson extradition not a high priority for Indian govt

"GOI [the Government of India] officials may feel that, for political reasons, they need to be perceived as being concerned about extraditing Mr. Anderson although this does not currently appear to be a high priority bilateral issue for the GOI," reads a document sent to the U.S. State Department from the U.S. consulate in Mumbai in July 2004. Documents obtained by Bhopal activists from the State Department under the Freedom of Information Act, the American equivalent of the Indian Right to Information (RTI) Act, reveal that the extradition of Mr. Warren Anderson, the then CEO of Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), prime accused and absconder in the criminal case against him and 11 others, might be more complicated than it appears.

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