Supreme Court allows the admissibility of three documents in Rafale deal as evidence in re-examining the review petitions filed against the SC's December 14 judgement refusing to order probe in procuring 36 Rafale fighter jets from France: ANI
Supreme Court to hear arguments on the review plea in the Rafale deal.
Supreme Court to fix the date for final arguments in the Rafale review.
We dismiss the preliminary objections raised by the government: CJI
Justice KM Joseph agrees with the CJI.
SC bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi assembles.
The Supreme Court bench, headed CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Krishan Kaul and KM Joseph, is set to announce verdict on the review petition on Rafale fighter jets deal on Wednesday.
The top court will hear the review petition against its December 14, 2018 judgement. On January 2, petitioners in Rafale fighter jet deal case - Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, along with noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan had moved the apex court for review of its December 2018 Rafale judgement.
The Supreme Court on December 14, 2018, had dismissed all petitions seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale fighter jet deal with France, saying that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the deal.
The top court had also said that it was not its job to go into the issue of pricing of fighter planes.
On March 14, the government filed a fresh affidavit in the apex court in the Rafale case, saying that "unauthorisedly-accessed" documents related to "internal secret deliberations" had been presented in a "selective" manner to mislead the court and amounted to damaging national security.
During the course of the hearing, Attorney General KK Venugopoal told the top court that the documents cited by the petitioners were the stolen ones.
The Attorney General had also added that the disclosure of the documents is exempted under the Right to Information Act as per Section 8(1) (a). "
He had, therefore, sought dismissal of the review petition on the same grounds.
(With ANI inputs)