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Court to hear on May 8 CBI's plea for further probe in Bofors case

Court to hear on May 8 CBIs plea for further probe in Bofors case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday said it would hear on May 8 next year the CBI's plea seeking a direction to allow it to go for further probe into the politically sensitive Rs 64-crore Bofors payoff case.

The plea came up before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ashu Garg who deferred the matter due to non-availability of original records, which were sent to the Supreme Court.

The records of the case were sent to the apex court which was seized of BJP leader and advocate Ajay Agrawal's

plea challenging the May 31, 2005 verdict of the Delhi High Court quashing all charges against the accused.

The apex court had on November 2 dismissed the CBI's appeal against the high court's verdict discharging all the accused, including the Hinduja brothers, in the Rs 64-crore Bofors pay-off case but kept alive Agarwal's petition.

It had rejected the CBI's plea seeking condonation of the 13-year delay in filing the appeal against the 2005 judgement.

The court had earlier also deferred the matter due to unavailability of documents which had been provided to the apex court.

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