Probe sought into Dow company activities

THE HINDU, FEBRUARY 17, 2007
`Order probe by law enforcement authorities and EOW’
BHOPAL: Leaders of four voluntary organisations working with the victims of the 1984 gas tragedy here have said that an FIR should be lodged against the Dow Chemical Company of the United States and its Indian subsidiary the Dow Agrosciences India (earlier DeNocil) for “bribes” paid by them for setting up a factory near Pune.
They demanded separate enquiries by the law enforcement authorities and the Economic Offences Wing into the matter.
At a press conference, organised jointly by the Bhopal Group for Information and Action, the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh, the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, and the Bhopal ki Aawaaz, founder-chairman of Bhopal Group for Information and Action Satinath Sarangi alleged on Friday that the Dow Chemical Company paid a fine of $3,25,000 to the U.S. financial regulator Securities Exchange Commission earlier this week without admitting or denying the commission’s allegations.

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