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Indian Supreme Court turns down petition in Bhopal case

India's Supreme Court this week turned down a curative plea from the country's Central Bureau of Investigation to restore charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against seven executives stemming from the 1984 Bhopal disaster, various news outlets report. The charges had been reduced to criminal negligence in 1996. Methyl isocyanate leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, killing and injuring thousands. Petitions to revise the charges are still pending in a lower court.

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