CBI seeks permission to file SLP in Supreme Court on Bofors case

  • CBI seeks permission to file SLP in Supreme Court on Bofors case
21-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has approached the Centre to reconsider its 2005 decision and allow the agency to file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court in the Bofors case quashing of an FIR in the alleged scam.

According to sources, the agency has written a letter to the Department of Personnel and Training conveying that it wants to file the SLP challenging the Delhi High Court order in 2005 quashing all charges against Hinduja brothers in the case. In 2005, during the UPA rule, the government had denied permission to the agency to approach the apex court against the High Court order.

The CBI’s move comes days after its statement that the investigating agency will look into the facts and circumstances of the scam mentioned by private detective Michael Hershman, who alleged that the then Congress government had sabotaged his investigation in the case.

Hershman, who is the President of the US-based private detective firm Fairfax, claimed in television interviews recently that the bribe money of the Bofors gun scandal had been parked in the Swiss account and he was offered bribe and was threatened to stop investigating in the case.

Legal experts feel that the agency will have to do a lot of explanation for condoning the lapsed time period of over 12 years.

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