Rafale case: Rafal's reconsideration petitions dismissed - Supreme Court

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Rafale case: The Supreme Court has dismissed all reconsideration petitions on Rafael.

Several reconsideration petitions were filed in the court over alleged corruption in the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.

However, the Supreme Court had earlier ruled out any corruption in the Rafale deal.

In another case involving Rafal, the Supreme Court has accepted Rahul Gandhi's apology.

Rahul Gandhi used the slogan 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' during the election campaign, citing the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court has also closed the investigation of the defamation complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi on behalf of BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.

Meenakshi filed a contempt case against Rahul Gandhi over the slogan of Chowkidar Thief Hai. Rahul Gandhi had apologized in this case and the court has expressed his satisfaction over the apology and said that he should speak in future.

The court also said that the court cannot be dragged into rhetoric.

The Supreme Court said that there was no need to investigate in the Rafale case. On May 10, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on reconsideration petitions. Among these petitions were former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, former Commerce Minister Arun Shourie and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

A bench of justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, chaired by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said that no investigation was needed in the case. The court said that these petitions do not exist.