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Bofors: Clean chit for Rajiv Gandhi

February 04, 2004 15:16 IST

The Delhi high court on Wednesday gave a clean chit to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Rs 64-crore Bofors pay-off case.

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The court said no convincing evidence has been brought before it to prove that Gandhi received any kickbacks in the Rs 1437 crore deal to buy 400 155MM Howitzer guns from AB Bofors of Sweden.

The judge also quashed charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Hinduja brothers -- Shrichand, Gopichand and Prakashchand -- in the case.

The brothers will continue to be tried for other charges -- conspiracy and cheating -- brought against them. The case will now, however, will be heard by a metropolitan magistrate.


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Sub: bofors issue.

This case is a glowing example to establish that how much time the system takes to clear the cases. if the this be the fate ...

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Sub: Another Null result

Though the charges may have been cleared. They are mainly due to the fact that no evidence could be brought forward and no charges could ...

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The people of this country .,, belives whatever the latest and hot news. May be because of the illiturature problem. But by the time we ...

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Sub: election time!

Interestingly decisions on curruption charges against politicians generally come on eve of the election!

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