Documents in Rafale Review Pleas Sensitive to National Security, Photocopy Amounts to Theft: Govt to SC

The central government on Wednesday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court in the Rafale deal case, saying that the documents attached in the review petitions are sensitive to national security.

The affidavit, filed by the ministry of defence, asks the court to reject the petitions and states that leakage of documents on the fighter jet deal from the ministry through photocopying amounted to theft. It claimed that the documents are sensitive to national security as they relate to war capacity of the combat aircraft.

In the affidavit, the government said the review plea filed by former union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie as also activist advocate Prashant Bhushan has been widely circulated and is available to the country’s enemy and adversaries.

“This puts the national security in jeopardy. Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the Central Government Read More

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