The CBI application says that it simply cannot pursue the case any further. They say they have moved the application in good faith and it is justified in the present scenario.
The application includes details like the case has been dragging in court for more than 20 years and that the Red Corner Notice against the accused has not been renewed. Also, attempts to extradite the accused from two different countries have failed.
But it may not be easy for the CBI to close the case as a petition has been filed to challenge the withdrawal.
The case comes up for hearing on October 9.
The Bofors case has travelled across the globe in the last 20 years from India to Switzerland to Malaysia to Argentina and now it's back here at Delhi's Tees Hazari courts where a final decision is expected soon.