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Bofors case to reopen? Supreme Court agrees to hear plea in October

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court said it will hear the plea related to the Bofors case which was filed afresh by a BJP leder and advocate Ajay Kumar Agarwal 12 years after the Delhi High Court’s discharge of Hinduja brothers from the case and the Bofors company, media reports said.

The top court said it will hear the plea in October.

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However, in the last hearing in December, the CBI said it was not allowed by its authorities to challenge the HC’s order in 2005.

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Bofors scandal broke out in late 1980s where several politicians from the Indian National Congress (INC) and the then key defence officials were alleged to have bribed by Bofors AB, a Swedish arms manufacturing company, to seal the deal.

Then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s name was also got involved in the scandal resulting in his election defeat three years later.

–India Blooms News Service

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