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02/11/2018 12:53 PM IST | Updated 02/11/2018 12:54 PM IST

Supreme Court Rejects CBI Plea To Reopen Bofors Case Over Delay In Filing Appeal

The court an appeal against the same high court verdict was pending and the CBI could raise all grounds in it.

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Supreme Court of India in a file photo.

NEW DEHI — The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed CBI's appeal against the Delhi High Court verdict discharging all the accused including Hinduja brothers in Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not convinced with the grounds of the CBI on the delay in filing the appeal.

The apex court, however, said that an appeal against the same high court verdict filed by advocate Ajay Agarwal was pending and the CBI could raise all grounds in it.

The Rs 1,437-crore deal between India and Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors for the supply of 400 units of 155-mm Howitzer guns for the Indian Army was entered into on 24 March, 1986.