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Rafale: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow on review petition

ANI | Updated: Apr 09, 2019 20:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on the review petition on Rafale on Wednesday.  
The order will be pronounced by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Krishan Kaul and KM Joseph.
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 last year 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. (ANI)