CMM recites song of Hindi movie before verdict in Bofors case
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Last Updated: Friday, March 04, 2011, 23:42
New Delhi: 'Woh afsana jise anjam tak lana na ho mumkin, use ek khoobsurat more dekar chhorna hi achha' (It's better to end a story on a good note in case it cannot be brought to a logical end), recited a Delhi judge while drawing the curtain down on two decade-old 'Q' saga.

The famous lines, penned by Sahir Ludhianvi for the song 'Chalo ekbar phirse ajnabi' from the film Gumrah', amply indicated the outcome of the verdict minutes before it was pronounced by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav.

The recital of the couplet by the CMM, who wrongly attributed it to Majrooh Sultanpuri, however, made the anxious CBI prosecutors' faces lit up.

Lest the court's intention is not lost on those present in the packed courtroom, the CMM added with good measure. "If the logical conclusion of a case is not possible then it is better to leave the issue."

The CMM then read out relevant paragraphs of his 73-page order saying Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi was discharged as the country cannot afford to spend hard-earned money on his extradition which has already cost Rs 250 crore.


First Published: Friday, March 04, 2011, 23:42

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