Release Bofors scam documents: court tells CBI
A Delhi court on Thursday directed the CBI to release documents related to the Bofors payoff scam seized by it in 1.
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday directed the CBI to release documents related to the Bofors payoff scam seized by it in 1997 from Win Chadha, an accused in the case, to his son.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav directed the CBI to release the documents after the agency submitted that they have no objection in releasing it.
"CBI is directed to release the documents from its headquarters," CMM said.
The agency said that there were four seizure memos dated May 1, 1997 with regard to the documents and articles seized from the possession of Win Chadha, against whom criminal proceedings were abated after he died on October 24, 2001.
Win Chadha's son Hersh Washesher Chadha had filed the application seeking release of the documents on the ground that there was no criminal proceeding pending in the case against any accused person after the court accepted CBI's plea to withdraw the case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.
"It is therefore, most respectfully prayed that this court may kindly be pleased to direct CBI to release the documents/articles mentioned in the seizure memo dated May 1, 1997, to the applicant or the applicant's authorised
representative," Chadha's son had said in his application filed before the CMM on April 7.
"The officials of CBI seized a number of documents and articles from the office and residence of late Washesher Nath Chadha (Win Chadha) on May 1, 1997, by way of executing number of seizure memos in which the particulars of the documents/articles are described.
"These documents/articles belong to late Chadha and his other family members including the applicant, which have no concern with the case of CBI," he had said.
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