SC decision on Rafale case review pleas: Defence Ministry says incomplete presentation of facts and records
In response to the Supreme Court decision on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal case review petitions, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said the petitioners were using documents with the intention of presenting a “selective and incomplete picture” of internal secret deliberations on a matter relating to national security and defence.
In an unanimous judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided to hear the Rafale review petitions on merits on the basis of several documents published in the media, including in The Hindu.
The Ministry stated that the court by a “well reasoned judgment” and order dated December 14, 2018 had dismissed the writ petitions.
The statement said the documents presented by the petitioners were failing to bring out how the issues were “addressed and resolved” and “necessary approvals” of the competent authorities taken. “These are selective and incomplete presentation of the facts and records by the petitioners,” it said.