SC grants time to CBI in Quattrocchi case

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New Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court today granted time, till January 14, to the CBI to file the translated copies of the documents related to the case of Ottavio Quattrocchi, the main accused in the Bofors Gun Scandal, whose extradition was turned down by the Argentine Supreme Court.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Gopal Subramanium sought more time for filing the copies of the documents which are in Spanish, including the Argentine Supreme Court judgement dismissing the CBI application for extradition of Quattrocchi.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and J M Panchal granted time to the CBI to file the said documents, including that of judgement of the Supreme Court of Argentina.

An advocate, Ajay Aggarwal, had filed an application seeking directions to the CBI to file the relevant documents in the court for scrutiny. According to him, the CBI has delebrately let off the Italian fugitive by submitting before the Argentine court that there was no evidence against Quattrocchi, a family friend of the Gandhis.

The ASG told the apex court the translation of documents was taking time as the CBI was trying to ensure that there were no mistakes in the translation.

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