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Bull's Eye

Ottavio Quattrocchi. Vincent George. Abhishek Verma. Does CBI sagaciously judge people by the company they keep? If they keep company with Soniaji they must all be okay. No?

Bull's Eye
Bull's Eye
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There is an old axiom that people are known by the company they keep. Is it valid? Consider Sonia Gandhi’s company. First there was Ottavio Quattrocchi. For decades he was a close and dear family friend of Sonia Gandhi. Alas, after the Bofors scandal broke, fingers were pointed at him. In April 1998, the cbi made a written assertion in a court of law stating that Quattrocchi was the owner of AE Services headquartered in London which had made payoffs to swing the Bofors deal. In that written statement the CBI also confirmed: "The families of the then prime minister of India and Mr Quattrocchi were on very intimate terms." The CBI alleged that Quattrocchi misused his relationship and "the process of negotiation suddenly picked up".

But no! The CBI apparently had made a mistake. It recently discovered its error. Now it said there was nothing against Quattrocchi. It wrote a formal message to that effect to British authorities. Quattrocchi’s London bank accounts had been frozen. Poor victimised Quattrocchi was allowed to withdraw the...

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