NEW DELHI, India, June 24, Reuter: An Indian Judge on Friday adjourned hearings on the latest legal battle over Compensation for victims of a 1984 poison gas disaster.

Some 2,500 people died and 200,000 were injured when poison gas escaped from U.S. based Union Carbide’s pesticides plant in the Central Indian city of Bhopal in December, 1984.

The Press Trust of India news agency said Judge S.K. Sethi, who ruled in April that the company must pay the victims 192 million dollars in interim compensation, fixed July 22 for the next hearing in its application to set aside his ruling.

The company’s lawyers are seeking a new hearing on the grounds that records of earlier proceedings ‘were inaccurate and incomplete, the agency said.

Article extracted from this publication >> July 1, 1988