The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce verdict in the petitions challenging the Rafale deal tomorrow. The top court reserved its order on 14 November after hearing the petitions that alleged irregularities and corruption.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra of his personal involvement in the alleged scam to benefit his businessman friend Anil Ambani.
The petitions were filed by M L Sharma, Vineet Dhanda and AAP MP Sanjay Singh. Former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, along with lawyer Prashant Bhushan too had filed a PIL seeking filing of FIR and a court-monitored probe into the deal.
In October, the bench comprising CJI Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had asked the government to submit details on the pricing of the Rafale jets.
During the last hearing, the Attorney General had conceded that there was no sovereign guarantee from France on the deal, but he had added that India was given ‘a letter of comfort by France.’ To read about how the hearing into the case last month went, you can click here.
Janta Ka Reporter in its three part series last had first exposed the scam in the purchase of Rafale jets from the French company Dassault aviation. (You can read them here Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3).