Bofors scam: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi dies

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    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Bofors scam: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi dies

    New Delhi: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, believed to be one of the major players in the Bofors scam, has died. Reports say he died of a heart attack in Milan on Friday night.

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had been trying to extradite Mr Quattrocchi, 72, to India but it lost two extradition appeals, first in Malaysia in 2002, and then in Argentina in 2007.

    In 1986, Swiss arms manufacturer Bofors landed a $15 billion (Rs. 1500 crore) contract to supply Howitzer guns to India. Mr Quattorchi, once considered a friend of the Gandhi family, allegedly served as the middleman in a deal that saw massive kickbacks allegedly paid by the company to Indian politicians and defence officials.

    After Swiss media began reporting a year later that the company had paid massive kickbacks, then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assured Parliament that was not the case. However, the Bofors scandal cost him the general election in 1989.

    In 1990, when the BJP-led NDA was in power, the CBI filed a complaint in the case. The charges against him included serving as a conduit for bribes. Others named in the CBI case included Mr Quattrocchi's wife, Maria, and Win Chadha, who was Bofors' representative in India. Mr Chadha died in 2001.

    Mr Quattrochi left India in 1993 to avoid being arrested. In March 2011, a Delhi court allowed the CBI to close its criminal case against him after the investigating agency submitted that it had not been able to get Mr Quattrocchi extradited to India.

    Bofors scam: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi dies | NDTV.com
     
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    A very successful scam of the CONGRESS in which no one got caught and the money also was not found............
     
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    Please wait, some more such people will die soon including the present Russian ambassador in Delhi thru whom a very large amount of bribes have been exchanged between Putin and Sonia. This has to happen as nearly every country which has any interest in India has concluded that NAMO will be next PM. Unless khangrass kills Rahul to generate emotional quotient like 1991 to stay in power. Satta khoon say seenchi jaati hai, pashinay say nahin. Pashina toh ek mazdoor bhi bahata hai.
     
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    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    I feel that some conspiracy is behind this mans death.....
     
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    At-least with his death one can hope the jinx around the howitzer procurement be shed and some concrete news would come around in this front.
     
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    Happy news for Nehru pariwar and Khangress family:

    Italy dancer former lover dies of neurosyphilis
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It will give some people a sigh of relief!
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Condolences to the Gandhi family... He was a very profitable man...
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    India is a country that profits from defence deals which can never be proved, but is spoken about endlessly.

    No matter which political party is power, they are all hand in glove.

    Digvijay Singh himself said that the heads of political parties are never targeted.


    Never attack family: Digvijaya Singh's lesson on political ethics to Arvind Kejriwal

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh attacked activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal for crossing the line of "political ethics" by accusing Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law of being involved in a land scam with real estate giant DLF and the Haryana government. He claimed that his party had never done so, despite having "enough evidence" against the relatives of leaders like Atal Bihar Vajpayee and L K Advani.

    Mr Singh, speaking to NDTV said, "There are ethics in politics. Never attack family. The Congress never attacked (former PM) Atal Bihar Vajpayee's son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya or (senior BJP leader) L K Advani's son and daughter. Have we ever said a word against them? They have a private life of their own."

    When asked if the Congress brought their names up because there was nothing to ask of them, Mr Singh said, "We had enough evidence, but we never attacked them. Don't make me open my mouth about Ranjan Bhattacharya." During the prime ministership of Mr Vajpayee, it was often said that Mr Bhattacharya had a lot of influence over the prime minister's office and in government, despite having no official position.


    Never attack family: Digvijaya Singh's lesson on political ethics to Arvind Kejriwal | NDTV.com
     
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    The ghost will still alive:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Sometimes it's better to reveal the whole truth while alive. Also did this guy tell his family and friends what happened. also someone can create (story) a new truth later after a person passes away. Congress needs to be careful on this one.
     
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    This digvijaya singh really makes the congress look silly when in fact they have some intelligent chaps there. The family is not congress and the congress is not family. Not sure when they will realise that. The grandson of Sonia gandhi is being groomed not Rahul gandhi. In between there's gone be lots of manmohan singhs while in opposition and in power.
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    Awesome comment! :D

    I'm sure succession plan is ready for this grandson's grand children too in the con-gress!
     

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