2019: When Supreme Court shut the Rafale controversy

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseNew Delhi, Dec 14: It was probably one of the most important defence deals and an extremely crucial one for the Indian Air Force.

In December 2018, the Supreme Court had rejected petitions that sought a court-monitored probe into the purchase of Rafale jets. The issue was debated in Parliament and after the SC rejected the petitions, a review petition was filed, which was heard in open court.

CBI books sitting Allahabad High Court judge in bribery case

cbi22New Delhi, Dec 07: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked a judge of the Allahabad High Court in connection with a bribery case. Justice S N Shukla has been named as a prime accused along with retired Odisha High Court judge, I M Quddusi, who was arrested in the year 2017.

Following the registration of the FIR, the CBI raided the residences of Justice Shukla in Lucknow. The CBI also raided the homes of Justice Quddusi apart from 5 other locations and recovered incriminating material.

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No prior sanction required to try retired government official: Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 06: The Supreme Court in an important judgment has said that there is no need to seek sanction to try retired government officials. The court observed that such protection is available only to public servant during his service.

A Bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Indu Malhotra said that the requirement for sanction under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is only for the serving government employees. There is no bar to initiate prosecution after retirement for the offence committed during the service period.

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Why did Supreme Court shoot down Congress’ review petition on Rafale deal?

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseIn its verdict today, the Supreme Court gave its stamp of approval on the Rafale deal, but more importantly said that the perception of individuals cannot be the basis of a fishing and roving enquiry by the Court

The Supreme Court today gave its final stamp of approval on the Rafale deal and said that there were no irregularities in it. While rejecting the review petitions that challenged the earlier order giving the Centre a clean chit, the Supreme Court said that the court cannot initiate a roving and fishing inquiry and there is no ground for an FIR.

In today’s Rafale order there was also a word of caution for Rahul Gandhi, who had attributed his remark, “Chowkidar Chor Hai,” to the order of the Supreme Court. While cautioning him to be careful in future, the court said that he had uttered those words without even reading the judgment of the Supreme Court dated December 2018.

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On Rafale pricing, SC says one can’t compare apples and oranges

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Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com

New Delhi, Nov 14: While rejecting the review petitions in the Rafale case, the Supreme Court said that on eat perusal of documents, it had found that one cannot compare apples and oranges.

The Bench made it clear that it was not for the court to determine the price at which the jets should have been bought. It expressed confidence and said that the Government’s internal mechanism would take care of the situation.

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Rafale deal is clean reiterates Supreme Court while rejecting review petitions

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Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com

New Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court upheld its earlier verdict in the Rafale case, while rejecting a batch of petitions that sought review of December 2018 judgment.

A review petition had been filed challenging the clean chit given to the NDA government in the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale jets from France under the inter-governmental deal.

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INX Media: Chidambaram sought payoff in presence of Mukerjeas and a senior journalist says CBI

New Delhi, Oct 19: Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram had demanded illegal gratification in the form of overseas payoffs for himself and guarantees for the business interest of his son in exchange for FIPB approval in the INX Media’s FDI proposals, the CBI has said.

Further the chargesheet refers to a meeting at Chidambaram’s North Block office in which the alleged demand for a payoff was made in the presence of journalist, Vir Sanghvi.

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Interpol issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal

Nehal Modi

New Delhi, Sep 13: The Interpol has issued an arrest warrant against Nehal Modi, the brother of Nirav Modi in connection with the PNB fraud case. The warrant was issued following a request made by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

This comes in the backdrop of the ED approaching a Mumbai court to extradite Nehal, the brother of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the Rs 1,400 crore fraud case. The ED accused Nehal of money laundering and destruction of evidence.

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INX Media: Chidambaram to feature for first time in CBI chargesheet this month

chidamabaram-arrestNew Delhi, Sep 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to chargesheet former union minister, P Chidambaram in the INX Media case.

The chargesheet which would be ready soon, would be filed in the special court, likely by the third week of September CBI sources tell OneIndia.

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ED set to question Chidambaram in Air India case

New Delhi, Sep 08: There is more trouble for former union minister, P Chidambaram as the Enforcement Directorate is likely to question in connection with the Air India case.

Chidambaram, who is in judicial custody in connection with the INX Media case will also be examined in the Air India case, officials familiar with the development tell OneIndia. The ED would however have to seek permission of the competent court before it proceeds any further.

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