Nagpur, Feb 20 (IECurrentAffairs) The Central Bureau of Investigation said that it has arrested a former employee of Union Carbide Bhopal, who was absconding since 2016.
A senior CBI official said on Wednesday that the agency sleuths arrested S I Qureshi from Maharashtra’s Nagpur on Tuesday, who was convicted by a local court here in connection with the Bhopal gas tragedy case.
The official further said that he had been absconding since 2016.
He added that the convict would be produced in a district court.
On December 3, 1984, forty tonnes of methyl isocyanate leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide factory and settled over slums in Bhopal
A Bhopal court convicted eight people in 2010 to two years each in jail over the gas plant leak that killed thousands of people.
The eight convicted included the Chairman of the Indian arm of the Union Carbide (UCIL) Keshub Mahindra, Managing Director V P Gokhale, Vice-president Kishore Kamdar, Works Manager J Mukund, Production manager S P Chowdhury, Plant superintendent K V Shetty and Production Assistant Qureshi.
The CBI had taken over the Bhopal gas tragedy case on December 12, 1984.