A bench headed by Supreme Court Justice SK Kaul said that the curative petition cannot be accepted and dismissed the application. After hearing the curative petition of the central government to give additional compensation to the victims in the Bhopal gas tragedy, the Supreme Court had reserved the decision on January 12, in this case, the central government had filed a curative petition against Union Carbite Corporation in 2010 for additional compensation. Compensation was demanded.
curative petition was filed
The successor firm of Union Carbite Company said that if the rupee depreciates, it cannot be a ground to enhance the compensation amount. It was argued on behalf of the successor company that in 1989 there was a settlement between the company and the Central Government for the compensation amount. Thereafter there was a fall in the value of rupee and this cannot be the basis for enhancement of the compensation amount. The Central Government had filed a curative petition demanding an additional amount of Rs 7844 crore as compensation from the Union Carbite Company.
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