Bofors pay-off scandal: Petition pending in apex court

The petition, filed by advocate and BJP leader Ajay Agarwal in July 2005, had come up for preliminary hearing on a few occassions, but a detailed hearing is still awaited.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 31, 2017 5:17 am
Bofors pay-off scandal, Bofors pay-off scandal petition pending in Supreme Court, privacy matter Supreme Court, Indian Express News BJP leader Ajay Agarwal said he was hopeful that the matter will be taken up once the apex court completes hearing in the privacy matter currently going on before a nine-judge Constitution bench.

Even as a fresh controversy rages over the Bofors pay-off scandal, a petition challenging the order of the 2005 Delhi High Court dismissing the case has been pending in the Supreme Court for more than a decade.

The petition, filed by advocate and BJP leader Ajay Agarwal in July 2005, had come up for preliminary hearing on a few occassions, but a detailed hearing is still awaited.

Agarwal said that the matter was listed for hearing in the second week of this month but it could not be taken up. He said he was hopeful that it will be taken up once the apex court completes hearing in the privacy matter currently going on before a nine-judge Constitution bench.

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    Vinitsharma
    Jul 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm
    All these years of various experiences suggests that Indians mostly corrupt. Digging deep gave some idea on such state of Indians. Foundation of India is on corruption, apart from learnings from some britishers. There were many good number of able leaders were there in Congress during freedom struggle. Their main focus was fight against British Raj. This movement required fair amount of funds. Shri Motilal Nehru came forward to support with some funds. Other big traders / businessmen also supported with the funds. Now alobgwith funds, Motilal ji pushed Jawaharlal into the Congress leadership. Motilal ji also involved but Jawaharlal Nehru was in focus. Inspite of having better calibre leaders, Jawaharlal was imposed. Even Gandhi ji couldn't resist in view of timely funds and other support from this family. So once Jawaharlal Nehru got the upper hand, he could manage to cling to it with other fund providers support Now after independence, it was payback time. Equations fixed and rolled
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    Lal
    Jul 31, 2017 at 8:11 am
    It is not yet time to settle the case. This is Indian justice system. Evidence says bribe was paid, the criminal allowed to escape, case lingering for several decades. We should be proud of our fast track system for commercial disputes but not in criminal cases. Make in India. A haven for criminal elements as no one will get punished if they meet the requirements of our system.
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