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Centre denies Rafale documents were stolen

In a somersault, Attorney General K. K. Venugopal on Friday said he had never told the Supreme Court that Rafale file/documents were stolen, but had only said that the photocopies of the same were unauthorisedly taken away.

The clarification by the Attorney General came two days after he had twice told the court that Rafale documents were “stolen” and once he said that they were “purloined” and that the investigation was underway.

Sources close to the Attorney General on Friday sought to clarify that he had never said that the Rafale documents that were published in a section of the media and used by the petitioners were “stolen.” All that he had told the court was that these documents were unauthorisedly photocopied, sources added.

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