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SC to hear Rafale review pleas and contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi together on May 10

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New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) The Supreme Court Monday said it would hear together on May 10 the pleas seeking review of its verdict on the Rafale fighter jet case and the contempt petition against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly attributing some remarks to it. A special bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the petitions seeking review of its december 14 last year verdict would come up for hearing on May 10. The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, expressed surprise as to how the review pleas and the contempt petition against Gandhi were listed separately on different dates when it had earlier ordered that both the cases will be heard together. "We are little perplexed that the two cases are listed on two different dates when the order was that these matters will be heard together," the bench said. During the brief hearing, advocate Prashant Bhushan told the bench that he would argue the review pleas as well as an application seeking production of certain documents. He said the court should allow his co-petitioner and former Union minister Arun Shourie to argue a separate application seeking perjury action against unknown government servants for allegedly misleading the court during the Rafale case hearing earlier. PTI SJK ABA RKS LLP SA

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