'Bofors scam was a media trial, not established by Indian court

'Bofors scam was a media trial, not established by Indian court

'Bofors scam was a media trial, not established by Indian court

President Pranab Mukherjee has made heads turn of late by stating that Bofors gun deal  was not a scam as no Indian court has established it till date, as per an NDTV report.

While talking to the Editor-in-Chief of Dagens Nyhetter, Peter Wolodarski, President Mukherjee said that the Bofors case was only a media trial as it was extensively covered by media.

He added that Bofors is one of the best guns which Indian army is using even today.The Bofors scam had occurred during the period between 1980- 1990, involving India and Sweden.

The case involves alleged payment of kickbacks for sealing an arms deal signed between India and Sweden.

Congress politicians, former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and several other Swedish and Indian officials are alleged to be involved in it.