Supreme Court Allows Open Hearing of Rafale Case Petitions

Sonia Gandhi Leads Protest to Highlight Corruption in Modi’s Rafale Deal. Photo: Congress (file photo)
Sonia Gandhi Leads Protest to Highlight Corruption in Modi’s Rafale Deal. Photo: Congress (file photo)

With an embezzlement of Rs. 30,000 crore (~ US$ 4 billion), the Rafale scam is stated to be the biggest government-led fraud in the world.

By Rakesh Raman

The Supreme Court (SC) of India has allowed open hearing of Rafale review petitions. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S. K. Kaul, and K. M. Joseph decreed Tuesday that the review petitions filed by former Indian ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie along with lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan will be heard in open court.

Along with the review petitions, the Court will also hear the correction petition filed by the Central Government, and also the petition filed for initiating perjury proceedings against officials who allegedly misled the Court by submitting false information in the notes submitted to the Court.

“SC allows open court hearing of our review petition in Rafale along with our application for prosecuting those officers who supplied false info or suppressed info from the court,” Prashant Bhushan tweeted Tuesday.

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The petitioners have claimed that the December 14 SC judgment contains “patent factual and legal errors.” The apex court had earlier dismissed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitions with the observation that there was “no occasion to doubt” the decision-making process of the government in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France.

With an embezzlement of Rs. 30,000 crore (~ US$ 4 billion), the Rafale scam is stated to be the biggest government-led fraud in the world.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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