Bofors pay-off case: Supreme Court to decide on early hearing of plea today

31 August 2017, 08:36 AM
Bofors pay-off case: Supreme Court to decide on early hearing of plea today
Bofors pay-off case: Supreme Court to decide on early hearing of plea today

The Supreme Court will decide on Thursday over early hearing of plea on Rs. 64-crore Bofors pay-off case.

An application was submitted in the Apex Court regarding early hearing of the case after a fresh report suggesting a financial reciprocity for the Rs. 1,437-crore Howitzer gun deal in 1986.

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

The Bofors scandal had put the Congress government in the dock 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 bribes for paving the way for the deal between both the nations. 

First Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017 08:30 AM
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