New Delhi: Many important cases are up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The apex court will resume hearing on four petitions, including the joint plea filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, against the controversial Rafale deal. In this connection, the Centre has already submitted details of the decision-making process to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover. Also Read - Child Tries to Wake His Dead Mother At Bihar Railway Station, Video Will Wrench Your Heart | Watch
Earlier, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had sought information from the Centre without divulging the technical details and the prices of the Rafale fighter jets. The petitioner had sought a stay on the deal and also directions to the Centre to reveal its details and the comparative prices during the UPA and NDA rule. In their pleas, Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan have sought registration of an FIR into the fighter jet deal between India and France alleging “criminal misconduct” by high public functionaries. Also Read - Bihar News Today, May 7: What Social Distancing? Huge Crowd at Muzaffarpur Station as Kota Students Return Home
The trio has also sought a direction to CBI to investigate the offences mentioned in their complaint in a “time-bound” manner and submit periodic status reports to the apex court. They had claimed that in 2007, tenders were issued by the Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 126 fighter aircraft and it was specified in the Request for Proposal that 18 of these aircraft would be purchased from abroad in a ‘fly-away’ condition. The remaining 108 were to be manufactured in India in the factory of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited with transfer of technology from the foreign vendor. Also Read - Horrific! Three Women Forced to Drink Urine After Being Branded Witches in Bihar's Muzaffarpur | Watch
In the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, the Bihar police is set to file its response in the apex court. On Tuesday, the Court had asked why former state minister Manju Verma had not been arrested yet. Verma had resigned as Bihar social welfare minister following a disclosure that her husband Chandrashekhar Verma had spoken to the prime accused in the shelter home scandal, Brajesh Thakur, 17 times between January and June this year. “Just because she (Manju Verma) happened to be Cabinet minister doesn’t make her above the law. The whole thing is highly suspicious. Why has she not been arrested? It’s too much. Nobody is bothered about the law,” the top court had asked the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government.