The initial arguments are being commenced by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, following which AAP MP Sanjay Singh and former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan also filed petitions questioning the deal
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced its crucial hearing on pleas seeking court-monitored probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph is likely to peruse the pricing details submitted by the government in a sealed cover.
The initial arguments are being commenced by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, who told the court that the Inter-Government Agreement was "illegal" and sought an investigation in the matter.
Besides Sharma, another lawyer Vineet Dhanda has also filed a plea in the matter.
Later, AAP MP Sanjay Singh had also filed a petition.
Former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan also filed a joint petition.
Prashant Bhushan made his submissions, saying that three issues have been flagged - procedure, offset and pricing.
The hearing is currently underway at the top court.
Last Updated 11:24 AM IST