SC asks Rahul on his remarks on its order in Rafale case

In a big jolt to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Supreme Court today asked him  to explain his alleged remarks on the top court’s order in Rafale case. He has been asked to reply by April 22.

The court was considering a contempt petition filed by BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi over Gandhi’s remarks after Rafale verdict. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Lekhi, told the bench that Congress president made a remark that the “Supreme Court has said, chowkidaar chor hai” in the verdict.

Lekhi had on April 12 moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt action against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for attributing his remarks on the recent Rafale verdict to the apex court.

While considering the petition, the CJI-led bench observed that it had “no occasion” to make any comments as attributed by Gandhi and that the judgment was solely on the legal question of admissibility of documents produced by review petitioners.

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