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Joginder Not In Favour Of Giving Legal Burial To Bofors Case

A former CBI Director, who had brought to India documents relating to the Bofors pay-off case, today did not favour the agency seeking its legal burial saying it is a "legally sound case" to show

PTI [ Updated: October 05, 2009 1:50 IST ]
joginder not in favour of giving legal burial to bofors case
joginder not in favour of giving legal burial to bofors case

A former CBI Director, who had brought to India documents relating to the Bofors pay-off case, today did not favour the agency seeking its legal burial saying it is a "legally sound case" to show there was corruption.

 "Documents are there to show that he (Ottavio Quattrocchi) received money", said Joginder Singh during whose tenure the documents were brought to the country. Singh was CBI's Director during 1996-97.

"It is a legally sound case...documents were brought and submitted to the government and to the courts in the country," he told PTI when asked about CBI seeking a legal burial to the case.

Singh also said a decision to withdraw the two-decade old case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi is taken by the government and not by the CBI.

"It is not the CBI but it's the government's decision because it is the government's advocate who has said this... you can put all the blame on CBI because he (the advocate) is representing a CBI case," he added.

"It is the the government which decides whether to go in for an appeal in a particular case from lower case to the High court and from the High court to the Supreme court," he added.

If the government says there is no case it means that the CBI says there is no case, he said.

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