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SC Reserves Judgment on Rafale Review Plea and Rahul Contempt Plea

There will be two judgments presented by the bench: one by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and one by Justice KM Joseph.

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A Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Sanjay Kaul and KM Joseph on Friday, 10 May, reserved its judgment on the Rafale review petition and the contempt petition against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Gandhi had on Wednesday, 8 May, tendered an “unconditional apology” to the Supreme Court for wrongfully attributing the 'chowkidar chor hai' remark in the Rafale verdict to the apex court.

Earlier on 6 May, the Supreme Court had adjourned the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi and slated the matter relating to the Rafale review petitions to 10 May. The bench had expressed surprise as to how the review pleas and the contempt petition against Gandhi were listed on different dates when it had earlier ordered that both the cases will be heard together.

Snapshot
  • On 10 April, the court had ruled that the classified documents accessed by media can be used as evidence
  • Hours later Rahul Gandhi used ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ slogan at a rally attributing it to the top court
4:18 PM , 10 May

SC Reserves Judgment on Rahul Contempt Plea

The apex court has reserved the order on the contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi, against Rahul Gandhi for attributing his ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ comment to Supreme Court.

4:07 PM , 10 May

Singhvi Says Rahul Gandhi is Apologetic About Wrongfully Attributing 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' to SC

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Rahul Gandhi, reiterates his stand says that Rahul Gandhi is apologetic for attributing ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ to the SupremeCourt.

Arguing that Gandhi expressed regret even before the court had issued a notice, Singhvi said the case deserves to be closed.

4:05 PM , 10 May

SC Begins Hearing Rahul Contempt Plea

Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, asks Rahul Gandhi to publicly apologise for attributing ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ remark to the apex court.

4:03 PM , 10 May

SC Reserves Judgment in Rafale Review Plea

Supreme Court has reserved its order on Rafale review petitions against its 14 December, 2018 judgement upholding the 36 Rafale jets' deal. Parties are allowed to submit additional written submissions within two weeks.


Published: 09 Apr 2019, 9:25 PM IST