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Delhi HC stays Bofors trial

Last updated on: February 04, 2005 18:44 IST

The Delhi high court on Friday stayed the Bofors case trial.

Justice R S Sodhi stayed the proceedings against Hinduja brothers - Srichand, Gopichand and Prakashchand - and
Swedish arms manufacturer A B Bofors after Additional Solicitor General B Dutta said he needed time to ascertain if the documents placed on record were capable of being considered for framing of charges.

Also see: Bofors: The smoking gun

Surprisingly, Dutta's submission was contrary to the Central Bureau of Investigation's affidavit filed in the court which said "the said documents are admissible in evidence as per Section 166-A

of the Code of Criminal Procedure."

The court also issued a notice to the CBI on Bofors' plea for discharge and fixed March 4 for hearing.

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