Bofors case is closed, no need to reopen it: Khurshid

NEW DELHI, Apr 25: Brushing aside fresh allegations in connection with the Bofors deal, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said the case is closed and there is no need to reopen it.

The Law Minister also sought a public apology from all those making wild allegations against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for the past many years and tarnishing his image and hurting his family members.

“There was a detailed investigation and there were Supreme Court and High Court proceedings that took place and the decision that came endorsed those proceedings.

“I don’t think we can continue to reopen these issues… We don’t want a new chapter to be opened. The final decision of the Supreme Court should not be reopened,” Khurshid told reporters here.

He said, “I don’t want to start another proceeding beyond the proceedings of the Supreme Court of our country. The decision of the Supreme Court is final and the matter has been closed. I don’t think we should continue for the rest of the life of the present generation of politicians to reopen this every few months.”

Khurshid also took a dig at the opposition, especially the BJP, for making “wild allegations” against the former Prime Minister and sought a public apology from them.

“It is a matter of regret that without having any proof, such serious charges were levelled (against Rajiv Gandhi). The same people are not ready to feel sorry even today. They should apologise before the public,” he said. (PTI)


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