NDTV AUGUST 23, 2006
The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to inform the court through an affidavit, the exact number of people who died and were injured in the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984.
After getting the reply, the SC is likely to examine whether to re-open the Bhopal Gas tragedy settlement between the Centre and Union Carbide for $470 million.
The Supreme Court’s order came on a petition filed by an NGO that is seeking to re-open the settlement.
The petitioners had contended that the number of dead and injured were five times higher than the number pointed out by the Centre.
The Centre has also directed the Madhya Pradesh state government to handover the list of 18,000 victims who were untraceable.