The trial court in the Bhopal gas tragedy case had issued an arrest warrant against former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson in 2009 but the CBI had failed to give any written response to it, according to court sources.

They said the warrant, the second against Anderson, was issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P. Tiwari on July 2, 2009 but the CBI did not give any written response to it.

Anderson was the chairman of the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) at the time of the disaster in December 1984 which left more than 15,000 people dead.

Instead, they said, a CBI official met the Chief Judicial Magistrate and orally conveyed to him that for the agency, Anderson’s case had been closed.

The first court warrant against Anderson was issued in 1992.

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