SC Dismisses Review Petition in Rafale Deal

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Supreme Court of India.

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NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition against its earlier judgement which rejected to order a probe into the allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal.

The top court dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR to probe the Rafale deal between Modi government and French Company Dassault Aviation.

The bench comprising CJI Ranajan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul and KM Joseph observed ruled that the review petition filed by senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, former Union Ministers Jashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie lacked Merit. The petition was dismissed unanimously.

The review petition was filed against the Court’s 14 December judgement which rejected the plea to order a probe into the alleged corruption of Rafale deal. Due to this controversial deal, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi gave the salogan ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who called himself ‘chowkidar’.

The court also closed contempt proceedings initiated against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and said that being an important political person, Rahul must remain more careful in future.

A contempt proceeding was initiated against Rahul Gandhi for his remark “Chowkidar Chor Hai”, attributing it to the PM.

A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph said that Rahul Gandhi, being a person holding a place of importance in the political spectrum, should have been more careful before attributing to the top court certain things which were not part of the order.

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