New Delhi. The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has reserved the order on the curative petition of the Central Government demanding an additional compensation of Rs 7400 crore to the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. In this case, the central government wants the Corporation to give money to the victims of the Union Carbide gas tragedy, while the Union Carbide Corporation has told the Supreme Court that it will not give a single penny to the Bhopal gas victims except the agreement made in 1989.
Earlier, the Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure with the Center for filing a curative petition seeking additional rupees from the follow-up companies of Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to compensate the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
The top court had said these things
The court said that it is bound by the ‘limit’ of jurisdiction and the government cannot reopen the agreement with the company after more than 30 years. The top court said that people’s liking cannot be the basis of judicial review. He said that in the globalized world it does not look good that even if you have settled something with the Government of India, it can be reopened later.
A five-judge constitution bench said, “The court will not enter into anything which is not acceptable. A settlement was reached between the parties to the case and the same was approved by the court. Now under remedial jurisdiction we cannot reopen it. Our decision in any case will have wide implications. You have to understand to what extent remedial jurisdiction can be applicable.
The bench was headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and included Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice Abhay S Oka, Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JK Maheshwari.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 12, 2023, 16:41 IST