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Extradition trial of Quattrocchi begins in Argentina

world Updated: Jun 08, 2007 00:48 IST
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The CBI on Thursday pressed for the extradition of Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi to India in a court in El Dorado.

CBI's lawyer Miguel Almeyra presented arguements in support of the request for extradition of Quattrocchi before First Court Judge Harichi Doi.

Thereafter, Quattrocchi's lawyer Alejandro Freeland presented his defence. The hearing was continuing on Thursday night (IST) and a verdict may be pronounced after that.

The extradition trial began four months after the Italian businessman was detained in Misiones province on February six while he was on his way to Brazil.

Quattrocchi, who is out on conditional bail, has been maintaining that there was no veracity in the claims against him by the CBI.

A two-member CBI team led by Director (Prosecution) SK Sharma is here to assist the lawyers during the trial.