Justice Gogoi will give verdict in these 4 important cases:After the landmark verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case, a bench headed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ranjan Gogoi will deliver a verdict on four other important cases within a week. Chief Justice Gogoi is retiring on 17 November.
The bench will pass judgment in another politically sensitive case. It calls for a reconsideration of the decision of 14 December 2018, under which the Modi government was given a clean chit in the purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft. His bench will pronounce its decision on another petition seeking contempt action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi against the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale case.
In addition, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Gogoi will deliver its verdict on the petitions to reconsider the apex court’s decision to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. A decision is also to be taken on whether the post of Chief Justice comes under the purview of the Right to Information Act. On April 4, a bench of Justice Gogoi completed hearing the petitions in this regard.
In the Rafale case, the top court will hear the application of former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, including some others. These petitions demand a reconsideration of last year’s December 14 decision in which the Center’s Rafale deal to buy 36 fighter aircraft from French company Dassault was given a clean chit.