Supreme Court dismisses Rafale review petitions

Rafale fighter jet displayed at an airport in Bordeaux, France Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 14, 2019, 11.17 AM (IST)

Supreme Court on Thursday refused to review its order on the Rafale fighter jets.

India's top court closed a contempt plea filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the court his “chowkidar chor hai” slogan against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale case.

The Supreme Court said, “Mr Rahul Gandhi needs to be more careful in future” for attributing to the court his remarks.

The petitioners had moved the top court seeking review of the verdict which dismissed a plea challenging India's agreement with France for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

India had inked a deal with Dassault for the fighter jets. India's defence minister Rajnath Singh officially received the first Rafale fighter jet from Dassault Aviation at a ceremony in Bordeaux in France last month.

Four jets are expected to arrive in India in May next year, the rest will arrive in September 2022.

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India's defence minister Rajnath Singh officially received the first Rafale fighter jet from Dassault Aviation at a ceremony in Bordeaux in France last month.