Supreme Court Rafale Deal’s Court, in its monitoring of four petitions demanding SIT probe, ruled on Friday. On the Rafale deal, the Modi government has received great relief in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has dismissed all petitions regarding this deal and said that there is no doubt about this deal and the court does not want to interfere in this matter anymore. The court also said that there is no doubt about the purchase of the aircraft. The court has said that the government has not saturated with the judgments on intelligence.
Let the court decide whether the procedure was followed in accordance with the rules in the Rafael Deal or not. The bench of three judges will pronounce the verdict. The court had reserved the verdict on November 14. The Supreme Court said in its decision that the investigation of the Rafael deal will not be investigated. No evidence of favoritism has been found to oppose partner. We cannot decide on the basis of someone’s perception.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph ruled the bench in the matter of investigating the Rafale deal. The verdict on Manohar Lal Sharma, Vineet Dhanda, Aam Aadmi Party’s Saasand Sanjay Singh, Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha was to be pronounced in this case. These petitions demanded to examine the costs and benefits of the Rafale deal and it was said that the deal was done at higher prices and incorrectly selected offset partner. Therefore, the deal should be cancelled.
The Center had submitted the report in the sealed envelope to the court about the cost and its advantages of 36 Rafale fighters in the hearing. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said in the Supreme Court that we have shared the information of Rafale’s price, but reviewing this is an expert’s job. The judiciary cannot review this issue.
The Central Government strongly opposed the purchase of 36 fighter aircraft from France and opposed the demand to make public details related to their pricing. India has signed an agreement with France to buy 36 Rafale aircraft at a price of around Rs. 58,000 crore so that the combat capability of the IAF can be improved. The court had made this comment when the government refused to publicly disclose the details of the prices of the airline deal saying it could benefit the enemies of the country.