New Delhi: The Supreme Court directed political leaders to ensure that none of their views, observations or findings are attributed to the court in political addresses to the media or public unless such views, observations or findings are recorded by the court.
Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi submitted that Mr Rahul Gandhi, by attributing his remarks to the apex court which were not made by the court, had committed contempt of court.
Mr Gandhi, while speaking to the media in Amethi on April 10, had said, “The Supreme Court has made it clear that ‘chowkidar’ allowed ‘theft’ and that it had accepted that some sort of corruption had taken place in the Rafale deal”. He was reacting to the Supreme Court’s order to examine the decision-making process in the Rafale deal on the basis of stolen documents published on alleged irregularities in the deal.
Reacting to Mr Gandhi’s statement, Ms Lekhi had said, “Rahul Gandhi has misquoted the Supreme Court’s order on the Rafale deal... I am sure the court must have been watching the media where Rahul Gandhi made false claims about the court’s order.”...