Published On : Sat, May 4th, 2019

Rafale review case: Centre files fresh affidavit in SC

New Delhi: The central government on Saturday filed a fresh affidavit before the Supreme Court in the Rafale review case.

The affidavit, filed by Joint Secretary and Acquisition Manager in the Defence Ministry on behalf of the Centre said the application filed by petitioners, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha and others, for reopening the case is “misconceived and not maintainable”.

“..The applicants are not entitled to any relief” and their application is “liable to be dismissed,” the affidavit stated.

“It is submitted that in the garb of seeking review of the judgement (of last December), and placing reliance on some media reports and some incomplete internal file notings procured unauthorisedly and illegally, the petitioners cannot seek to reopen the whole matter by asking for production of documents in review petition since the scope of review petition itself is extremely limited,” it added.