The controversy surrounding the withdrawal of appeal against an Argentine court's dismissal of India's plea for the extradition of Bofors case accused Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi has now reached the Supreme Court.
Advocate Ajay Agrawal on Saturday moved an application before the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre and the CBI to place before it all documents relating to the proceedings for Quattrocchi's extradition.
Agrawal had earlier challenged a Delhi High Court order quashing criminal charges against the Hinduja brothers in the case after the CBI did not file an appeal. He had also moved an application in connection with de-freezing of Quattrocchi's London bank account. The Quattrocchi case is scheduled to come up for hearing on Monday. Agrawal has sought detailed information as to why the government chose to withdraw its appeal from the Argentine Supreme Court, enabling Quattrocchi to fly to Italy as a free man. Wanted by a Delhi court in the Bofors case, Quattrocchi has not yet submitted to the jurisdiction of the Indian Courts.