New Delhi, Apr 28: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reportedly has given clean chit to Ottavio Quattrocchi, one of the key accused in the controversial Bofors case. The central agency has also asked the Interpol to remove the red corner notice on the Italian businessman.
A media report suggest that Quattrocchi is not in the CBI's list of wanted persons too. The CBI is expected to formally inform the court of the same on Apr 30. The decision was taken after Attorney General Milon Banerjee reportedly called the Red Corner Notice a continuing embarrassment and the notice cannot remain in force forever, as two attempts to extradite Quattrocchi have already failed.
Counsel of Quattrocchi had already asked for the removal of the notice in Oct 2008.
Reacting to the news, Congress spokesperson Abishek Sanghvi said that Bofors scam is not a poll issue for the Congress party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unnecessarily dragging late Rajiv Gandhi in the issue.