New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court of India, a day before the apex court is to hear review petition pertaining to Rafale case.
In the affidavit, the Ministry strongly blames those who photocopied the sensitive Rafale documents and used it for the review petition. It accuses them of serious offences amounting to theft and actions affecting the security and sovereignty of the nation in addition to adversely impacting friendly relations with a foreign country.
The affidavit also says that no one has the authority to use the Rafale documents that might affect the national security of the nation. The government has also said that investigations have begun into the crime.
The government had sought permission to file the affidavit earlier today in the review petition filed against the clean chit given by the Supreme Court on December 14, 2018.
The apex court had on December 14 said that there were no irregularities in the Rafale deal which broke the opposition’s claim of corruption.
However, review petitions were filed in SC citing sensitive documents that were photocopied and used in news articles.
The publication of these sensitive documents of the Rafale deals has resulted in giving out crucial secrets of the fighter jets to enemy nations.