Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi for remarks on Rafale verdict

The top court said it will hear on April 30 the criminal contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 23.04.19, 12:58 PM
  • Updated 23.04.19, 12:58 PM
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The top court rejected the Rahul Gandhi's plea to close the criminal contempt petition filed by Meenakshi Lekhi. (PTI)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued contempt notice to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the Rafale judgment, which the apex court had said were "incorrectly attributed" to it.

The top court said it will hear on April 30 the criminal contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Rahul along with the pending review petition against the December 14, 2018, verdict in the Rafale jet deal.

The top court rejected the Rahul's plea to close the criminal contempt petition filed by Lekhi.

"On hearing senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi on behalf of Gandhi in the contempt petition we deem it fit to issue notice to the respondent (Rahul) Gandhi," a bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, which is headed by Chief Justcie Ranjan Gogoi, said.

"We also direct the registry to list the review petition along with the contempt petition next Tuesday," the bench said.