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CBI moves SC against 12-yr-old HC order cancelling Bofors case

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The CBI on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the May 31, 2005 order of the Delhi High Court that quashed all charges against the accused persons, including Europe-based industrialists Hinduja brothers, in the politically sensitive   64 crore Bofors pay-off case.

The filing of the appeal assumes significance as recently Attorney General K.K. Venugopal had advised against going for the petition after 12 years of delay.

However, sources said that law officers, after consultations, were in favour of the appeal as the CBI placed some important documents and evidence to challenge the High Court order.(Agencies)

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