A bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked the Centre to file its reply to the new documents submitted by the petitioners.
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Jaising, the founder of The Leaflet that was among the four portals which reported the allegation against the CJI, suggested that Justice Gogoi should withdraw from hearing.
The order will come on a batch of pleas which want the court to review its judgement in the wake of new evidence coming to light.
Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, referred to section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of RTI Act to buttress his claim.
The Attorney General, in his submission before the Supreme Court on Friday said that the petitioners in the application used "photocopies of the original" papers, deemed secret by the government.
Those who put documents on the Rafale deal in the public domain are guilty under the Official Secrets Act and contempt of court, Attorney General K K Venugopal said on Wednesday.
Besides, a separate application has also been filed in the top court by five senior journalists, including former union minister Arun Shourie, seeking to intervene in the case.
Two contempt petitions have been filed against advocate Prashant Bhushan for his tweet which alleged the government misled the apex court in the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI chief
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The contempt petition refers to the February 1 tweets by Bhushan in which he allegedly said that the government appeared to have misled the apex court.
Venugopal, however, admitted that there was no sovereign guarantee by the French government backing the deal obligating it to take the responsibility in case of default in delivery of the jets.
A three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra adjourned the pleas till the second week of January 2019.
Venugopal said he had informed the law officer concerned, who is handling the contentious matter before a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Supreme Court seeks Attorney General's help in dealing transgender's plea on linking Aadhaar with PAN
Reshma Prasad, a social activist from Bihar, has sought a direction to the Centre to create a separate third gender category option on PAN cards to enable transgender like her to link it with Aadhaar.
On whether he had a meeting or spoke with any of the four judges or the CJI, Venugopal said, "Nothing of that sort has happened".
After the crisis had erupted on January 12, Venugopal had said that the unprecedented move by the four senior Supreme Court judges in holding a press conference "could have been avoided".