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Rafale Paper leak: Ministry of Defense told SC, photo copied documents are sensitive for national security

The Defense Ministry has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court about the famous Rafale Paper leak and said that there has been an agreement with the country’s sovereignty. Actually, the remarks of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in the top court had brought the political agitation that documents of the deal of the Rafale Fighter aircraft were stolen.

However, the Attorney General used the claimed Rafael documents were not stolen from the Ministry of Defense and the meaning of what he said in the Supreme Court that the petitioners photocopy of the original document in the application, which are confidential. In this case, the Ministry of Defense has kept its side.

In the affidavit filed in the Rafale Paper Leak case on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defense said that the agreement with the country’s sovereignty has happened. Photograph of Rafale’s sensitive documents were copied without the consent of the government, which was taken out of stealing from the office. Further, ‘Sovereignty and foreign relations have been adversely affected. Internal investigation of the case has been started.

In the affidavit, the Defense Ministry said that in the Rafale review case, the documents put forward by the petitioners are sensitive to national security, which are related to the combat capability of the combat aircraft.

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Significantly, the opposition parties were attacked by the government on the leak of Rafale’s documents. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, while targeting the government on the theft of sensitive papers, demanded an investigation. However, Venugopal said while attempting to handle the situation, “I was told that the opposition alleged that (went the) argument in the Supreme Court was that the files stolen from the Ministry of Defense. This is totally wrong. ‘

Venugopal had said that three documents have been filed in the petition of Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan seeking reconsideration on the order of the top court to quash the request for investigation of the Raphael deal, which is a photo copy of the real documents. Official sources had said that the use of the term ‘theft’ by the attorney general was probably ‘very strict’ and could be avoided.

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