This morning it was found out that the Rafale documents have not been stolen. The Attorney General, K.K Venugopal was instructed by the Supreme Court to investigate in the matter of the theft of Rafale Documents from the defence ministry.
In the morning of 9th March it was found out that the documents have not been stolen. However, the Attorney General have also informed the Apex court that the documents have been “Unauthorisedly copied”.
He informed the court what he meant in his submission before the supreme court was that the petitioners in the documents have photocopied the original documents.
His one wrong word of “theft” created a havoc in the political crews leading to Rahul Gandhi accusing the government for the theft of such sensitive papers. He also wanted to initiate a criminal probe against them.
“I am told that the opposition has alleged what was argued (in SC) was that files had been stolen from the defence ministry. This is wholly incorrect.” The Attorney General, Venugopal informed the Press Trust of India (PTI).
It is now clear that no file of the Rafale documents have been physically missing from the defence ministry. What he actually meant was that “Unauthorised copies of the Rafale Documents have been made from the original documents.”
The sources said that the use of the word “stolen” by the Venugopal could have been avoided.
It is surprising to see someone of that stature making such a blunder mistake. How can he not understand the fact that “stolen” could mean to say that the handouts of the papers are missing.
Now we have the documents of Rafale and soon it is going to arrive in India.
Let’s just hope India doesn’t have to use it against Pakistan or infact any other country for that matter. War should be avoided as long it can be !