We've been vindicated, say Big B on Bofors scam
Amitabh Bachchan got clean chit on Bofors scam after 25 years and he expressed his happiness on the verdict. Big B was relieved that he finally received clean-chit. The revelations made by the Swedish investigators in the Bofors case. He said he had "lived with humiliation and loss of reputation" all these years.
"I am happy that the truth has emerged after 25 years," he said. He wished his father late Harivansh Rai Bachchan would have been alive to see the development. "My family knew the truth on Bofors all along, from day one," Bachchan said.
Reacting to the news, Bachchan, revered as a demigod by many in India, said, "My family and I are happy to note the statement made by Former Swedish Police Head investigating the Bofors - India Gun deal. Mr Lindstorm has stated that we were innocent and that there was never ever any evidence to indicate our involvement. The interview indicates that it took Mr. Lindstorm 25 years to come out with the truth. For us as a family that has borne the humiliation and insults for the past 25 years this comes as an vindication of our stand."
"What has been most disturbing for me has been the pain of insinuation that my ageing parents had to bear during their lifetime. What has also been most alarming has been the statement given by the Police Head that my name was "planted" deliberately when he had indeed, already through his investigation, not found us guilty," he added.
"When the accusations were made my family and I moved the London courts and proved our innocence. We won our case and were delighted that the truth had eventually been justified. But, for the former Police Head to have not stated then what he always knew, is most surprising. The abuse, humiliation and the castigation that our family bore for 25 years has now been vindicated, finally."