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CBI withdraws plea seeking further probe into Bofors case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) withdrew from a Delhi court its petition seeking permission to further probe the Rs 64-crore Bofors payoff case, PTI reported on Thursday. ” The court on December 4, 2018 had questioned as to why the CBI required its permission to further probe the matter. In April 16, 1987, the Swedish Radio had claimed that AB Bofors had paid bribes to top Indian politicians and defence personnel to secure the Rs 1,437-crore deal. The first chargesheet in the matter was filed on October 22, 1999 against Chadda, Ottavio Quattrocchi, the then defence secretary S K Bhatnagar, Ardbo and the Bofors company. A supplementary charge sheet in the case was filed against the Hinduja brothers on October 9, 2000.

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