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Rafale Deal: SC won’t hear AAP MP Sanjay Singh’ plea over ‘derogatory’ remarks on Judiciary

New Delhi: The Supreme Court in the hearing of the review petitions filed by various parties in the Rafale case, refuses to hear the plea by AAP leader Sanjay Singh, saying that he has made some “very, very derogatory statements” about the institution of judiciary.

The bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph said that “We have with us some statements made by your client (Sanjay Singh) about this institution. It is very very derogatory. We are not going to hear you.”

The Centre on Wednesday had told the court that documents related to Rafale that have appeared in the media and cited by petitioners seeking a recall of the December 14 ruling giving a clean chit to the government on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were privileged documents stolen from the Defence Ministry.

Referring to the dissent note by the three members of India Negotiating Team (INT) in the eight-page note, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph that it was being probed if they were stolen by former or present employees.

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