Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his government’s Attorney General sensationally told the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale deal had been stolen from the defence ministry.
Terming the development serious, Kejriwal tweeted, “This means that Modi jis has committed a theft. Now he has got the entire set of documents stolen. If he had committed a theft, where was the need to have documents disappeared? A prime minister, who masterminds stealing of documents related to the armed forces is very dangerous to the country.’
His attack came after the Centre’s Narendra Modi government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale deal were stolen from the ministry of defence. Attorney General KK Venugopal had told the Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SK Kaul and Justice KM Joseph that documents relating to the Rafale deal, which advocate Prashant Bhushan has been relying on, were stolen from the ministry of defence.
AG Venugopal had cited a 2004 Supreme Court judgment that illegally obtained evidence could not be relied upon. To which Justice KM Joseph had asked if the principle propounded by the AG should be applied in Bofors case? He had asked, “Can that case also be shut out?”
In December last year, the Congress had accused the Modi government of lying in the Supreme Court, which had refused to order an inquiry in the alleged scam involving the purchase of Rafale jets.