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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)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 01, 2017, 06.48 AM (IST)

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.

 

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