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'Q' extradition: CBI files report in court

March 14, 2007 12:10 IST
Last Updated: March 14, 2007 20:18 IST


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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed a status report in a city court on initiation of the extradition process relating to Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors kickback case.

More than a month after it had claimed to have received information about Quattrocchi's detention in Buenos Aires, the agency said it was taking time to translate the documents from Spanish to English for preparing papers for his extradition.      

In response to the non bailable warrant issued on February 23 against the Italian national, accused of receiving the kickbacks in the gun deal, by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Seema Maini, the agency said that its extradition request with the Argentine authorities was under consideration and two of its officers have been flown to Buenos Aires for the purpose.

The status report filed by the CBI in the trial court was on the lines of the affidavit filed by it before the Supreme Court on the issue. It also said that the the authorities in Switzerland have refused to assist the agency in the investigation of the Bofors case on the ground that the request was 'time barred.'

The status report said the Swiss authorities' stand was in response to the Letters Rogatory issued by the trial court in 2006.



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