New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the “sensitive to national security” documents are now available to the country’s enemy and adversaries.
Referring to the documents relating to the Rafale fighter aircraft deal submitted by former union minister Yashwant Singh and Arun Shourie and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in the review petition and relate to war capacity of the combat aircraft.
“This puts the national security in jeopardy. Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the union government, those who have conspired in making the photocopy of these sensitive documents and annexing it to the review petition/ miscellaneous application and thereby committing theft by unauthorized photocopying of such documents…have adversely affected the sovereignty, security and friendly relations with the foreign countries,” the affidavit said.
The union government has pointed out in the affidavit: “The petitioners are using un-authorizedly accessed documents with the intention to present a selective and incomplete picture of internal secret deliberations on a matter relating to National Security and Defence.”