Supreme Court set to hear Bofors pay-off case in October
The CBI which investigated the case did not challenge the Delhi High Court verdict in the stipulated 90-day period. Photograph: (Reuters)
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by BJP leader Ajay Agarwal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that acquitted Europe-based industrialists -- the Hinduja brothers -- in the Bofors pay-off scam case.
A bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the hearing will begin from the week starting October 30.
The petitioner had requested an early hearing in the Rs 64-crore scam.
The CBI which investigated the case did not challenge the Delhi High Court verdict in the stipulated 90-day period.
India and the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors had signed a deal for Howitzer guns on March 24, 1986.
The Swedish Radio had on April 16, 1987 claimed that Bofors had paid bribes to top Indian politicians and defence personnel.