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Probe in Bofors case to continue: CBI
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Probe in Bofors case to continue: CBI

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New Delhi, May 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Thursday said that the probe in the high-profile Bofors kickbacks case will continue.

' The Court of CMM, Rouse Avenue Courts, New Delhi had observed on May 8, 2019 that when independent right and power is available with CBI to further investigate the matter on their own if in their wisdom it is necessary to do so then, why still such application is being filed in the Court”, the CBI said.

'After obtaining legal opinion, CBI filed an application on 16.05.2019 in the Court of CMM, Rouse Avenue Courts, New Delhi stating that for conducting further investigation under section 173 (8) Cr. PC, permission of the Court is not mandatorily required by CBI and an intimation to the Court in this regard will suffice”, the probe agency submitted.

The CBI withdrew its application that had sought permission to further probe the case. The agency told Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Navin Kumar Kashyap that it wants to withdraw the application filed on February 1, 2018. It had moved the trial court seeking permission for further probe in the matter saying it had come across fresh material and evidence. (UNI)