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SC issues notice to Rahul Gandhi on contempt petition for remarks on Rafale case

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on a petition filed against him by BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi for allegedly making contemptuous remarks in connection with its order on admissibility of certain document in the Rafale deal.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought an explanation from Gandhi on or before April 22 for allegedly misquoting the court. It posted the matter for hearing to April 23.The bench also comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Deepak Gupta observed that it had not commented or said or passed any remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was primarily deciding the admissibility of certain documents cited in petitions seeking review of the December 14 verdict in the Rafale deal.Lekhi has claimed, The words used and attributed by him to the Supreme Court in the Rafale case were made to appear something else. He was replacing his personal statement as the Supreme Court s order and was trying to create ...


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