Full text of Supreme Court judgment in Rafale deal case

December 15, 2018 05:48 pm | Updated 05:59 pm IST

The  Supreme Court  on December 14 said it cannot embark on a judicial review into the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets on the basis of petitions, which seem to have been spurred by a media interview of former French President Francois Hollande and press coverage alleging "favouritism" by the Narendra Modi government.

"Individual perceptions cannot be the basis of a roving judicial review... The court cannot sit as an appellate authority over each and every aspect of the deal," Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who authored the judgment for a three-judge Bench, held.

Read the full text of the judgment .

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