Supreme Court relief for Bhopal victims

NEW DELHI, May 2: The Supreme Court today ordered the release of a sum of Rs 37.65 crore, which formed the part of assets of erstwhile Bhopal Hospital Trust (BHT) and was lying frozen in a bank, to Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust (BMHT) for running and maintenance of the hospital for gas victims of 1984.
The court also accepted the plea of the trust that the hospital be allowed to continue to serve the gas victims beyond 2008, originally fixed by the Supreme Court. The assets and monies of the BHT, registered as charitable trust in the United Kingdom, were transferred to the BMHT to secure the presence of the then Union Carbide Ltd chairman Warren Ander-son and had been kept under attachment by the order of the chief judicial magistrate, Bhopal. PTI

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