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Rafale documents cannot be produced in court without permission of dept. concerned, government tells SC

A Rafale jet performing, during the AERO INDIA 2019 at IAF station Yelahanka, in Bengaluru. File

A Rafale jet performing, during the AERO INDIA 2019 at IAF station Yelahanka, in Bengaluru. File   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Hearing is on before a Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph.

The Central government on Thursday claimed privilege over documents pertaining to the Rafale fighter jet deal and asserted that no one can produce them in the court without the permission of the department concerned.

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, appearing in the Supreme Court, referred to section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of the RTI Act to buttress his claim.

The hearing is on before a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph.

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