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Bofors Scam: Supreme Court Silent on Giving Specific Date for Hearing

Team SoOLEGAL 18 Nov 2017 1:34pm

Bofors Scam: Supreme Court Silent on Giving Specific Date for Hearing

A petition was on Friday made in the Supreme Court for giving a specific date for hearing the plea in the politically sensitive Rs 64-crore Bofors pay-off case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra did not pass any order when a mention was made for giving a early date of hearing on the appeal filed by an advocate-cum-politician Ajay Agrawal.

The apex court on September 1 had posted for hearing in the week beginning October 30 the 12-year-old appeal filed by Agarwal, who had contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 from Rai Bareli against Congress President Sonia Gandhi. However, the matter did not come up for hearing as the CJI was heading a Constitution bench in the week that followed.

The apex court had on October 18, 2005 admitted Agarwal’s petition which was filed after the CBI failed to approach the top court with the appeal within the 90-day deadline following the May 31, 2005 Delhi High Court verdict quashing charges against the Europe-based industrialists, the Hinduja brothers.

Meanwhile, citing media reports that the CBI had sought Attorney General K K Venuopal’s opinion on the issue of filing a separate appeal in the case, the BJP leader has shot off a letter to the top law officer requesting that the probe agency should be asked to respond to his criminal appeal and clarify its stand through an affidavit in the top court. [Inputs PTI]

Tagged: Supreme Court   Bofors Case   Attorney General  
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