“There is no reason to doubt the decision-making process behind the Rafale jet deal, the Supreme Court said today in massive validation for the government, which has been repeatedly accused by the Congress of corruption in the Rs. 59,000-crore deal for 36 jets. Petitions alleging that the Government had gone for an overpriced deal to help Anil Ambani’s company bag an offset contract with jet-maker Dassault also didn’t wash with the top court, which dismissed the need for a probe and said: “There is no evidence of commercial favoritism to any private entity.”
“”No Objection Certification “” given by Supreme Court.
The Court dismissed petitions seeking a court – monitored probe into the deal.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that it had studied the matter “extensively” and that it was “satisfied that there is no occasion to doubt the process
The ruling today came on 4 petitions that had asked the Supreme Court to set up a court-monitored probe into the signing of the Rafale deal.
The petitions had alleged that the Modi Government not only overpaid for the Rafale jets but also promoted acquaintance capitalism.