Rafale deal: SC reserves order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe in procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph concluded the arguments advanced by various parties which have also sought registration of FIR in connection with the alleged irregularities in the deal.

Deputy Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal VR Chaudhari and two other officers from Indian Air Force appeared in the Supreme Court  to assist it on the issue of the procurement of Rafale fighter jets.

The bench asked the officials about latest induction in the Air Force.

They told the bench that Sukhoi 30s is the latest to be inducted which is a 3.5 generation aircraft and added that they do not have 4th or 5th generation aircraft.

(with news agency inputs)