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Supreme Court dismisses CBI’s plea to reopen Bofors case

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Central Beaureu of Investigations (CBI)  appeal to reopen the Bofors case after the Delhi High Court in 2005 dismissed the charges against Hinduja brothers.

The Apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the application stating that the court was not convinced with the reason the Central Bureau of Investigation gave over the delay of over 12 years i.e 4,522 days in filing the appeal. The bench said, “We are not convinced by the grounds by the petitioner in explaining the inordinate delay of 4,522 says in filing the appeal. We notice in the criminal appeal filed by the complainant CBI is a party and it will be entitled to raise all pleas at the time of the hearing.”

The CBI has filed an application to reopen the case against Attorney general KK Venugopal’s advice to not file an appeal in the Supreme Court

 

 

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