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Quattrocchi case: Review of Malaysian court ruling sought
Vandana Saxena in Kaula Lumpur | December 04, 2002 02:49 IST
Malaysian authorities on Tuesday moved the Kuala Lumpur high court challenging a sessions court verdict that rejected a plea for Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi's extradition to India to face trial in the Bofors payoff case.
Sessions court Judge Akhtar Tahir discharged Quattrocchi unconditionally observing that the description of the offences in the papers submitted by the Indian government were 'insufficient, vague and ambiguous'.
Quattrocchi was out on bail when the case pertaining to his extradition was being heard. He has been a free man since Monday's verdict.
Malaysia's attorney general filed an application seeking a review of the ruling.
"We have appealed for re-imposition of the bail conditions and to confiscate Quattrocchi's passport," Indian lawyers assisting the authorities in the case said.
Judge Augustin Paul will hear the case on Wednesday. Quattrocchi is expected to attend the hearing.