The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the CBI plea filed against Delhi High Court's decision in the politically-sensitive Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case.
Early this year, CBI filed an appeal against the Delhi High Court decision repressing charges against all the accused. A bench consisting of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice K M Joseph were dealing with the 13-year delayed appeal.
The CBI filed an appeal on February 2, 2018, against the May 31, 2005, Delhi High Court verdict.
BJP leader and advocate Ajay Agrawal has been pursuing this case for over a decade since he filed an appeal in the Supreme Court in 2005 after the CBI failed to challenge the high court’s order within a mandatory period of 90 days.
The Rs 1,437-crore deal between India and Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors for the supply of 400 155mm Howitzer guns for the Indian Army was entered into on March 24, 1986.
Here are the Highlights from the SC hearing:
The apex court said that it is not convinced with CBI's grounds on delay in filing the appeal against HC verdict discharging Hinduja brothers in Bofors case