A Delhi Court on Wednesday deferred till April 17 pronouncement of its order on a plea of a lawyer objecting to CBI's move to withdraw the two-decade-old Bofors pay-off case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sandeep Garg adjourned the matter after Additional Solicitor General P P Malhotra submitted that the original records, which were sent to the Supreme Court, have yet not been returned.
Advocate Ajay Agrawal, who had filed an application against CBI's move to withdraw the case on October three, argued that the appeal filed by him in October 2005 in the matter was still pending before the apex court.
He claimed that CBI had not filed the appeal against the Delhi High Court judgement discharging some accused in the case.
Meanwhile, the apex court yesterday asked Agrawal to withdraw his petition seeking directions to CBI to take action for stopping the defreezing of bank accounts of Quattrocchi in London.