India top court begins Bhopal gas verdict review

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NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted a government petition seeking harsher sentences for seven people convicted for their role in the world's worst industrial disaster that killed thousands of people in 1984. The government was forced to lodge the appeal following outrage over a June sentence of two years in jail for the seven Indian former employees of U.S. chemical firm Union Carbide, whose plant leaked toxic gases in the central Bhopal city. Keshub ...

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