[IHRO] SC allows filing of fresh petition
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 7:31 AM
SC allows filing of fresh petition
New Delhi, March 30
The Supreme Court today allowed an advocate to withdraw his PIL in which he had sought a directive to the CBI not to allow Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors case, to operate his bank account.
The SC also asked him to file a fresh petition for taking other action against the accused.
Bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan advised the petitioner, Ajay Agrawal, to withdraw the PIL as it had become infructuous after India had allowed the London bank account to be operated again by Quattrocchi for lack of evidence against him.
Agrawal, however, argued that bank account was not the only issue and the CBI was anxious to close the entire case against Quattrocchi. The Bench, which included Justices Deepak Verma and BS Chauhan, said he could file a fresh petition with the court for the purpose.
The CBI has filed an application with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court here seeking permission for closing the case against Quattrocchi. The matter is listed for hearing tomorrow.