scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Rafale case: Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging its Dec 14 judgment

Rejecting the allegations Thursday, the centre stated that the application for perjury filed by the review petitioners was “completely misconceived” and that their stand was “vacillating and self-contradictory”.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 10, 2019 5:29:11 pm
Rafale, Rafale jet, Rafale deal, Rafale review petition, Rafale jet deal, attorney general, Supreme Court, Indian Express The affidavit also alleged that petitioners were “deliberately providing incomplete and selective information” and altering the sequence of events of the procurement process to misled the apex court and the public.

The Supreme Court Friday reserved its verdict on the petitions challenging its 14th December judgment upholding the deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France as former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan Friday sought from the apex court to set aside its earlier verdict that dismissed their petition for criminal investigation into the case.

The latest development comes a day after the central government rejected allegations that it suppressed material facts and misled the apex court in connection with the case.

Rejecting the allegations Thursday, the Centre had stated that the application for perjury filed by the review petitioners was “completely misconceived” and that their stand was “vacillating and self-contradictory”.

READ | Rafale perjury plea: No facts hidden, negotiating team’s concerns addressed, says Govt

The government had said that “on facts as well, the contention of the petitioners” that government officials “have made false statements and suppressed evidence while submitting information on ‘decision-making process’, ‘offsets’ and ‘pricing’ pursuant to orders passed by this court, is completely false, baseless and an attempt to intimidate government servants from performing their duty… on this ground alone, the application is liable to be dismissed”.

The affidavit, filed by the Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence, had stated that “there is no act of perjury involved in the submissions made before the Supreme Court as the submissions are based on records”.

The affidavit also alleged that petitioners were “deliberately providing incomplete and selective information” and altering the sequence of events of procurement process to misled the apex court and the public.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement