New Delhi : Eleven years after Hinduja brothers were discharged by the Delhi High Court in the Bofors pay-off case, CBI has informed the Supreme Court that authorities had not permitted it to file an appeal against the verdict, reports PTI. The CBI submission was made before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur which was hearing a plea by petitioner advocate Ajay Kumar Agarwal against the high court verdict. The CBI counsel said yesterday that the agency was not permitted to file an appeal against the May 31, 2005 judgement of the high court discharging Hinduja brothers – Srichand, Gopichand and Prakashchand – and A B Bofors company in the case. When contacted, Agarwal said he was not aware that the case was listed yesterday and he came to know about it only when CBI informed him that the matter will now come up for hearing in January 2017. Agarwal, who is now in BJP, said he will pursue his appeal in the matter in which the previous UPA government had preferred not to challenge the high court verdict.

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