Rafale Deal: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to March 14

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, March 6: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing petitions seeking a review of its verdict in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets to March 14.

During the proceedings, Attorney General (AG), KK Venugopal told the Court that certain documents were stolen from the Defence Ministry either by public servants and an investigation is pending. We are dealing with defence purchases which involve security of the state. It is a very sensitive case.

The petitioners former union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, advocate Prashant Bhushan, and Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh have alleged that the top court judgment is riddled with fault lines.

On February 26, the apex court agreed to hear in open court the petitions seeking review of its December verdict that had dismissed pleas challenging the agreement between India and France for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

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