SC to deliver Rafale verdict tomorrow

SC to deliver Rafale verdict tomorrow

Agency News

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will deliver judgement on petitions seeking a review of its judgement giving a clean chit to the Modi government in the Rafale fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault Aviation.

Other judges on the three-member bench are Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph. On May 10, the top court had reserved the decision on the pleas, including one filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seeking a re-examination of its findings in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets. Petitioners wanted the top court to reverse its decision and order a CBI probe into the deal.

The centre had said the petitioners relied on media reports and they can't reopen the case. The articles had claimed that the central government had not revealed all the details in the court.

The court will also hear a defamation case by BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi misquoting the Supreme Court on its order on the Rafale fighter jet deal.