GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICALS AND. PETROCHEMICALS
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 2130
TO BE ANSWERED ON 13th AUGUST, 2010
Bhopal Gas Tragedy
2130 SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is aware of the recent statement made by a member of the Investment Commission of India on the Union Carbide case, to the effect that just by putting a Chairman or CEO in jail is not going to solve the problem; and
(b) if so, whether the statement has any bearing on Government's position on
the issue of Bhopal gas tragedy?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS
( SHRI SRIKANT KUMAR JENA )
(a) & (b): No, Sir. This Ministry is not in possession of any information pertaining to statement reportedly made by a member of the Investment Commission of India, as referred to.
However, the Government has decided that the CBI will put together additional material in support of the request of extradition of Warren Anderson and the Mia External Affairs will press the request for his extradition with the US Government.