Bofors case: SC to take decision on early hearing of plea on Thursday

Bofors case: SC to take decision on early hearing of plea on Thursday
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday take a decision on the early hearing of plea on Rs. 64-crore Bofors pay-off case.

An application was moved in the top court seeking the early hearing of the case after a fresh report suggesting a financial quid-pro-quo for the Rs. 1,437-crore Howitzer gun deal in 1986.

Ajay Agrawal, advocate and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, challenged the Delhi High Court’s May 31, 2005 judgement quashing all charges against the Europe-based Hinduja brothers.

The Bofors scandal rocked the Rajiv Gandhi Government in the 1990s. The Bofors 155-field Howitzer deal was mired in controversies after members of both Indian and Swedish governments were allegedly found involved in accepting kickbacks for facilitating the deal between the two countries.

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