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Prashant Bhushan says ‘defective’ contempt petition ‘unilaterally’ listed by Supreme Court official

Secretary General action amounts to ‘usurpation’ of CJI’s role as ‘master of the roster’, he says in petition Noted civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan has approached the Supreme Court for a declaration that a “defective contempt petition” against him was “unilaterally” listed by the court’s Secretary General for judicial hearing before a Bench led by […]

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SC urged to withdraw contempt action against Prashant Bhushan

Group of prominent citizens seek reconsideration of decision in the interest of justice and fairness and to maintain the court’s dignity A group of prominent citizens, including retired judges, former bureaucrats, lawyers and activists, has urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against lawyer Prashant Bhushan and to […]

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Rafale petitioners guilty of leaking sensitive security info: Govt

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are ‘sensitive to national security’ and relate to war capacity of the combat aircraft. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government said the review plea filed by former Union ministers Yashwant […]

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Rafale deal: Supreme Court moved over ‘false’ government submissions

Plea seeks to prosecute Central officers The Supreme Court’s verdict and Comptroller Auditor General of India (CAG)’s report on the Rafale deal notwithstanding, Prashant Bhushan, eminent lawyer and activist, has moved the SC seeking prosecution of Central government functionaries — responsible for submitting false information to the apex court — under forgery charges. Apart from […]

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No integrity pact in other deals too: former IAF official

Ex-IAF officer cites cases of U.S., Russia Responding to the new revelations in the Rafale fighter deal with France that anti-corruption clauses were waived by the government, former Indian Air Force (IAF) official who headed the Indian Negotiating Team (INT) on the deal said there were no anti-corruption clauses even in the Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA) […]

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CAG report on Rafale deal to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

Officials say it will not go into pricing details that have been withheld by govt. Amid new revelations that anti-corruption clauses in the Rafale deal with France were waived by the government, official sources have said the audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on […]

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Now, Centre files contempt plea against Prashant Bhushan

Close on the heels of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal filing a contempt of court petition against advocate Prashant Bhushan, the government followed suit on Tuesday. Both the government and the Attorney General have found Mr. Bhushan’s tweets on February 1, alleging that the government through the top law officer misled the apex court about the […]