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Tuesday 23 Apr 2019 03.26 PM

SC issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Rafale verdict

Rahul Gaadhi

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday issued criminal contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his "chowkidar chor hai" remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to the Rafale judgment, which the apex court said was "incorrectly attributed" to it.

The top court said it will hear on April 30 the criminal contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Gandhi along with the pending review petition against the December 14, 2018 verdict in the Rafale fighter jet deal.

It rejected Gandhi's plea to close the criminal contempt petition filed by Lekhi. On hearing senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on behalf of Gandhi, a bench headed by Chief Justcie Ranjan Gogoi said: "We deem it fit to issue notice to the respondent (Rahul) Gandhi."

"We also direct the registry to list the review petition along with the contempt petition next Tuesday," said the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.

At the outset the bench asked senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Lekhi to apprise it of the content of the affidavit filed by Gandhi in which he had expressed regret over his remarks. Gandhi claimed the remarks were made in the "heat of political campaigning".

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