P Chidambaram takes potshots at central govt for its stance on Rafale ‘stolen docs’

Former Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram today took potshots at central government for its stance on the Rafale issue in Supreme Court.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambram said today that from “stolen documents” they became “photocopied documents” as the “thief” may have returned them.

His jibe came a day after the attorney general said that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the Defence Ministry, and that what he meant in his submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday was that petitioners in the application used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.

“On Wednesday, it was ”stolen documents”. On Friday, it was ”photocopied documents”. I suppose the thief returned the documents in between on Thursday,” Mr Chidambaram said in a series of tweets.

Venugopal’s comments in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that Rafale fighter jet deal documents were stolen had caused a political row, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi targeting the government over stealing of such sensitive papers and seeking a criminal investigation.

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