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Order on plea for closing case against Quattrocchi reserved

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its order for February 21 on the CBI`s plea seeking withdrawal of case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the over two-decade-old Bofors payoff scam.

"This court has heard the argument. There is no point in holding back the order for the information of the Central Information Commission (CIC). Put the matter for pronouncement of order on February 21," Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav said.

CMM Yadav reserved his order on CBI`s plea after advocate Ajay Agrawal, who has been opposing the closure of case against Quattrocchi, concluded his argument in this matter.

During the hearing, Agrawal moved an application before the court saying it should wait for the decision of the CIC in the matter, which is likely to be delivered within this month.

The court, however, did not accept Agrawal`s submissions and said, "Agrawal has been heard in public interest for a fairly long time. The court do not intend to grant further time to him."

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