CWG graft: Delhi Court dismisses Swiss Company’s plea

Further preceding a corruption case linked to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Delhi high court dismissed the plea of Swiss Timing of putting restrictive possible coercive action against it.

However Swiss Timing firm had been charged in a connection with corruption allegation, allegedly getting a contract in Commonwealth Games illegally and causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer.

And while approaching Delhi high court in against directed order of lower court seeking a stay on possible coercive measures against firm, Swiss did not appear in a trial court.

“The petition is dismissed,” quotes by saying the apex court after Swiss not appearing for trial.

According to the accused firm, it had not been served any summons as per the law dealing with offshore companies and, as a result, could not appear in the trial court.

As a counter part, firm claimed of breaching the international law by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as not issuing the translated version of documents, along with the summons to Swiss Timing.

In behalf of firm, Amit Desai, appearing for the Swiss firm, said, “Improper service of summons outside India impinged on the sovereignty of Switzerland.”

Other side, for defending itself over the firm’s allegation to mislead the lower court on the issue, the CBI said the summons were issued on Swiss Timing as per the norms of the treaty between the two countries.

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