Congress president Rahul Gandhi talking to media in Amethi on Wednesday. Photo/ANI
Congress president Rahul Gandhi talking to media in Amethi on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

SC has accepted that there is some form of corruption in Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

ANI | Updated: Apr 10, 2019 17:53 IST

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 10 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court has accepted that there is some form of corruption in the Rafale deal.
Supreme Court has accepted that there is some form of corruption in the Rafale deal and that ‘Chowkidar Ne Chori Karwayi Hai,” Rahul told media persons after filing his nomination for Amethi Lok Sabha seat here.
His comment came after the Supreme Court earlier today dismissed the Centre’s preliminary objections claiming 'privilege' over three Rafale documents cited in petitions seeking review of the December 14 verdict on the fighter jet deal.
In a unanimous judgement, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the admissibility of the three documents and said that the review pleas will be heard on merits.
"We deem it proper to dismiss preliminary objections and hold and affirm the review petitions will be adjudicated on the basis of relevance of the three documents whose admissibility was questioned by respondents," Justice Gogoi said.
The bench said the date of hearing the review pleas will be decided later.
The review petitions were filed against the apex court’s December 14 judgement refusing to order a probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.
Arun Shourie, who is among the petitioners seeking review of the Rafale verdict, said, "Our argument was that because the documents relate to defence. You must examine them. You asked for the evidence and we have provided it. So the court has accepted our pleas and rejected the arguments of the government."
The Centre had claimed "privilege" over the Rafale documents and their admissibility as evidence in the case. (ANI)

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