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Rafale highlights: Documents related to deal 'stolen from Defence ministry'

Supreme Court will resume Rafale deal hearing on March 14 of petitions seeking review of its December 14 verdict on the purchase of the fighter jets

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Supreme Court. Photo: Aashish Aryan
The government Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale fighter jet deal have been stolen from the Defence Ministry and threatened The Hindu newspaper with the Official Secrets Act for publishing articles based on them.

Unruffled by the Centre's stand, Hindu publishing group Chairman N Ram said nobody would get any information from the newspaper on the confidential sources who provided the documents.

The bench, also including Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, was hearing a batch of petitions seeking a review of its December 14 verdict dismissing all the pleas against the deal procured by India from France.

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