Supreme Court to hear Rafale review pleas, contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi together on 10 May

The Supreme Court said it would hear together on 10 May the pleas seeking review of its verdict on the Rafale fighter jet case and the contempt petition against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly attributing some remarks to it

Press Trust of India May 06, 2019 16:02:01 IST
Supreme Court to hear Rafale review pleas, contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi together on 10 May
  • SC said it would hear together on 10 May the pleas seeking review of its Rafale verdict and the contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi

  • Advocate Prashant Bhushan told the bench that he would argue the review pleas as well as an application seeking production of certain documents

  • The bench expressed surprise as to how the review pleas and the contempt petition against Gandhi were listed separately

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said it would hear together on 10 May the pleas seeking review of its verdict on the Rafale fighter jet case and the contempt petition against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly attributing some remarks to it.

Supreme Court to hear Rafale review pleas contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi together on 10 May

File image of the Supreme Court of India. PTI

A special bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the petitions seeking review of its 14 December last year verdict would come up for hearing on 10 May.

The bench, also comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, expressed surprise as to how the review pleas and the contempt petition against Gandhi were listed separately on different dates when it had earlier ordered that both the cases will be heard together.

"We are little perplexed that the two cases are listed on two different dates when the order was that these matters will be heard together," the bench said.

During the brief hearing, advocate Prashant Bhushan told the bench that he would argue the review pleas as well as an application seeking production of certain documents.

He said the court should allow his co-petitioner and former Union minister Arun Shourie to argue a separate application seeking perjury action against unknown government servants for allegedly misleading the court during the Rafale case hearing earlier.

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