Rafale verdict LIVE updates: SC closes contempt proceedings against Rahul

Rafale fighter jet
Rafale verdict LIVE updates: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected petitions seeking a review of decision in 2018 that gave a clean chit to the government in the Rafale fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault Aviation.

The bench comprised Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph.

The Supreme Court on December 14 last year had dismissed petitions seeking court-monitored probe of the jet deal with France, saying that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process. The top court had also said that it was not its job to go into the issue of pricing of fighter planes.

The apex court is also scheduled to pronounce its verdict on the criminal contempt plea filed against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi for wrongly attributing to the apex court his "chowkidar chor hai" remark in Rafale case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi had made the remarks on April 10, the day the apex court had dismissed the Centre's preliminary objections over admissibility of certain documents for supporting the review petitions against the December 14 last year verdict in the Rafale case.


A brief timeline of the controversial fighter jet deal

Here is how the Rafale deal progressed since the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance came to power and the Supreme Court verdict

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SC dismisses criminal contempt case against Rahul Gandhi for 'chowkidar chor hai' remark

While pronouncing its judgment on the criminal contempt case against Rahul Gandhi for wrongfully attributing the 'Chowkidaar Chor Hai' jibe to the apex court, it says that Gandhi should be more careful in future. With a word of caution, contempt proceedings ended.

SC dismisses review petitions

 Justice SK Kaul who is reading out the judgement says that there are no grounds to order an FIR and that the court cannot initiate a "roving and fishing inquiry". The SC has dismissed the review petitions in the Rafale case. 

SC dismisses review petitions as lacking merit

SC dismisses review petitions as lacking merit. Read the full story here

Rafale verdict: A three-Judge Bench to deliver judgment

Rafale: A three-Judge Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi with Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph to deliver judgment in the Review petitions shortly

CJI-led bench to pronounce verdict on "chowkidar chor hai" remark

The bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Kaul and K M Joseph to pronounce its verdict in contempt petition filed by BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over "chowkidar chor hai" remark

Rafale verdict: SC judgment will be delivered by three-judge bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi

The verdict will be delivered by a three-judge bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph.

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