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Supreme Court to rule on Rafale Review Petition today

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Nov 14, 2019

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on petitions seeking review of its Dec 2018 judgment on Rafale deal, involving purchase of 36 multirole fighter aircrafts by govt from France's Dassault Aviation.

The appeal accuses  PM Narendra Modi government for allegedly concealing crucial facts and misleading the apex court to elicit  a favourable verdict.

The petitioners, including former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan had sought registration of FIR and CBI probe into their complaint.

The govt maintained that there was no element of criminality and produced CAG report falsifying enormous disparity in purchase prices between its purchase and the aborted UPA deal with Dassault.

A 3-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, will  deliver the verdict.

Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul, KM Joseph