The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On Bofors Judgement
The Delhi High Court has quashed the proceedings against the Hinduja brothers and the Bofors company in the Bofors gun kickback case. As per the court judgment the documents and material produced by the CBI were not original documents nor authenticated copies. It is surprising that after such a long investigation such infirmities and elementary errors existed in preparing the case.
The CPI(M) has always maintained that the Bofors gun deal was an important case highlighting corruption in high places. Neither the CBI nor the judicial process in our country has been able to produce a verdict in all high-level corruption cases. This has eroded the people’s faith that the system is incapable of bringing to book those who misuse public funds.
The Polit Bureau demands that the CBI remove the infirmities in the case material and revive the case through the appropriate legal process.