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Q case: CBI briefs Argentinian law officials

Quattrocchi's passport has been impounded and he has been barred from leaving the country till a decision on India's plea for his extradition is made by the court.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2007 23:12 IST

Giving finishing touches to the prosecution's stand for the extradition trial in Argentina of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, an accused in the Bofors scam, a CBI team has briefed law officials in that country about the case to help prepare a watertight case.



A two-member CBI team comprising Director (prosecution) SK Sharma and Superintendent of Police Keshav Mishra briefed Argentina's Attorney General in Buenos Aires on Monday, three days before the trial commences in a court at El Dorado in Misiones province, official sources said in New Delhi on Tuesday.



The hearing on June 7 was fixed by the court in El Dorado after consulting the lawyers of both the CBI and Quattrocchi, who was arrested in Argentina on February 6 and later released on bail.



The CBI's plea is with Judge Harichi Doi of the First Court of El Dorado.



The court had earlier fixed May 23 as the date of hearing but CBI's lawyer Miguel Almeyra sought a change in view of his pre-occupation in courts in Buenos Aires.



Quattrocchi's passport has been impounded and he has been barred from leaving the country till a decision on India's plea for his extradition is made by the court.



The businessman is being represented by Alejandro Freeland and Luis Taimini.