Supreme Court on the demand of inquiry said- first let the CBI handle his house
Prashant Bhushan demands Rafael deal to be handed over to CBI in court
- Hearing on petition of Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha
- Chief Justice said, you have to wait
- Controversy over 36 Rafael fighters being bought from France
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked a CBI probe agency to look into the investigation of the Raphael Fighter Aircraft deal, to let the investigating agency handle its house first, after which the matter will be considered.
The bench, chaired by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, told Advocate Prashant Bhushan, “Let the CBI first take charge of their house.” This comment came at the time when it was heard in the Rafael case when advocate Prashant Bhushan and former Union Minister Arun Shourie And Yashwant Sinha’s petition was hearing. In his plea, he has demanded that the Rafael deal be investigated by the CBI in the monitoring of the court.
When Bhushan mentioned the request made in the petition in connection with the investigation of the Rafael deal with the CBI in the monitoring of the court, the Chief Justice said, “You have to wait.”
Significantly, the Supreme Court has asked the Center to present the details of the cost of 36 Rafael fighters being bought from France in a sealed envelope within 10 days before the court.