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Bofors scam: CBI seeks permission from government to reopen probe

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NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday sought the government’s permission to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court in the Bofors case, PTI reported.

If accepted, this would Reopen the probe into the Scam.

The move comes two days after the agency said it would look into the “facts and circumstances” of the scam after a private detective, Michael Hershman, alleged that the Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government had sabotaged his investigation.

Hershman had, in recent television interviews, claimed that Rajiv was “furious” when he found a Swiss bank account ‘Mont Blanc,’ which allegedly held the bribe money for the gun scandal.

CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal had said that the “facts and circumstances as mentioned in the interview will be looked into.”

The agency had in July this year expressed its intention to reopen the probe on a direction from the Public Accounts Committee which had been examining pending reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(With inputs from PTI)

Source : timesofindia



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