The Supreme Court of India on Thursday dismissed Rafale review petitions against its December 14, 2018 judgment upholding the 36 Rafale jets' deal. The verdict has been delivered by a three-judge bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph.
On December 14, 2018, the top court had dismissed petitions seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale fighter jet deal, saying that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the deal. The top court had also said that it was not its job to go into the issue of pricing of fighter planes.
Supreme Court dismisses Rafale review petitions against its December 14, 2018 judgement upholding the 36 Rafale jets' deal. pic.twitter.com/DCcgp4yFiH— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2019
May 2019 -The Supreme Court reserves the order on the pleas filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, lawyer Prashant Bhushan and others against the top court's judgment.
The Centre had also filed an affidavit seeking dismissal of the review petition after some internal documents of the Defence Ministry related to the Rafale fighter deal came out in a section of the media.