Supreme Court asked Central Government to give details of the pricing and strategic details of the Rafale aircraft in a sealed cover to court within 10 days.
The court also asked the government to disclose information of the jet deal which can be legitimately put in public domain and information on induction of Indian off-set partner
is furnished to petitioners who filed PILs, reported ANI.
In its order, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, gave some more leeway to the government which has been arguing that pricing details are so sensitive that they have not even been shared with Parliament.
“We would like the details of pricing and cost to be submitted to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover. This may be submitted in the next 10 days,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
“If pricing is something exclusive and you are not sharing it with us, please file an affidavit and say so,” the bench told Attorney General K K Venugopal in its oral observations.
Supreme Court has now fixed the matter for hearing on November 14, said documents considered strategic and confidential may not be shared.
The order came in response to batch of petitions including a joint plea filed by former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie along with Prashant Bhushan, into the Rafale fighter jet deal.