OneIndia, August 04 2007
Bhopal, Aug 4 (UNI) Chief Judicial Magistrate Ajay Srivastava’s court today heard arguments on an application by the prosecution in a criminal case related to the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy, which claimed thousands of lives and maimed several lakhs of people.
The next hearing in the case has been fixed on August 18.
The prosecution had urged the court to grant permission for deposition of a few prosecution witness again.
Advocate C Sahay appeared in the court on the behalf of the CBI, while Mr Ajay Gupta was present in the court on the behalf of the defence.
Accused S I Qureshi and K V Shetty did not appear before the court. Both submitted an application for not being able to be present in the court. The application was accepted.
On the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, thousands died after inhaling methyl isocyanate while several lakh persons continue to suffer the deleterious effect of inhaling the deadly vapours.