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Rafale deal: SC says Will first decide preliminary objection

DNMUM433476 | 3/15/2019 | Author : Team DNA | WC :537 | India



The Centre’s decision to block the SC from viewing the ‘leaked’ Rafale documents by claiming ‘privilege’ met with strong disapproval from the three judges, who reserved orders on the govt’s objection
Judges: J
AG: KK Venugopal
Prashant Bhushan: PB
Arun Shourie: AS
AG: These documents should not have been produced before the court. We are claiming privilege under Section 123 of Evidence Act
J: Your RTI Act Section 22&24 does not exclude defence organisations. You are bound to disclose information
AG: Even Article 19(2) places reasonable restrictions on citizens in the interest of sovereignty and security. Public interest has to be confined within the scope of this exception. The Supreme Court should
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