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SC to hear plea seeking stay on Rafale deal

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, Sept 5 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud considered the submissions of advocate M L Sharma that his plea be listed for urgent hearing.

In his petition, Sharma has alleged discrepancies in the fighter jet deal with France and sought a stay on it.

Sharma has claimed in his plea that the inter-government agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets must be quashed as it was an �outcome of corruption� and not ratified by Parliament under Article 253 (Parliament has power to make any law for implementing any inter-government agreement) of the Constitution.

The petition has also sought FIR and prosecution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former defence Minister and present Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, business tycoon Anil Ambani and French armament firm Dassault with recovery of amount.

A similar plea was filed in the apex court in March this year seeking an independent probe into the Rafale deal and disclosure of the cost involved in the deal before Parliament. � PTI

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SC to hear plea seeking stay on Rafale deal

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud considered the submissions of advocate M L Sharma that his plea be listed for urgent hearing.

In his petition, Sharma has alleged discrepancies in the fighter jet deal with France and sought a stay on it.

Sharma has claimed in his plea that the inter-government agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets must be quashed as it was an �outcome of corruption� and not ratified by Parliament under Article 253 (Parliament has power to make any law for implementing any inter-government agreement) of the Constitution.

The petition has also sought FIR and prosecution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former defence Minister and present Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, business tycoon Anil Ambani and French armament firm Dassault with recovery of amount.

A similar plea was filed in the apex court in March this year seeking an independent probe into the Rafale deal and disclosure of the cost involved in the deal before Parliament. � PTI

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