Crucial verdict:Supreme Court dismisses objections filed by govt on Rafale


Centre had pleaded that the documents attached to the review petition of Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha were unauthorisedly photocopied from defence files and that these would have inimical impact on national security and friendly relations with France.The CJI-led bench said it will fix a date for commencing detailed hearing on the review petitions which question not only the pricing of Rafale jets but appointment of Anil Ambani owned company as offset partner of Dassault, the French aircraft manufacturer of Rafale.A three-judge bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said it would now go ahead with the hearing of review petitions in the light of new documents cited by petitioners alleging wrong doing in Rafale deal.SC rejects Centre’s preliminary objections to petitions seeking review of earlier judgment giving clean chit to Union government in Rafale deal

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