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PIL in SC over Quattrocchi's accounts

Advocate Ajay Agarwal has moved the PIL for seeking permission letter for defreezing the Italian businessman?s accounts.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 13:43 IST

A lawyer has moved the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Government's stand to defreeze Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi bank accounts.

The CBI had failed to find any evidence against theprime accused in the Bofors payoffcase and a request for defreezing of accounts was therefore sent to London.

Advocate Ajay Agarwal moved the PIL for seeking permission letter for the defreezing the accounts and himself carried it to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Maintaining that the CBI had stated on December 20 last year that all efforts were being made to bring Quattrocchi to stand trial in the case, he sought a direction for the agency to produce entire documents and evidence against him.

Besides, the advocate has also named Law Minister H R Bhardwaj as a respondent questioning that how he was giving statements to the media that there was no evidence against Quattrocchi even when a Interpol Red Corner notice was still valid.

First Published: Jan 13, 2006 13:43 IST