On 14 December 2018, Supreme has refused to order a probe into the Rafale deal. However, a petition was filed with Supreme Court in February to review its own refusal order. The petitioner had filed a few documents with the Supreme Court. Later Government found that the documents submitted by the petitioner was procured in a leaked way and so the government had sought for a preliminary objection.

The Government argued that under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 publication of Rafale documents submitted by the petitioner cannot be used. Today on 10th April, the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SK Kaul, and KM Joseph dismissed central government plea of “preliminary objection” and said, "Only after we decide the preliminary objection raised by the Centre, we will go into other aspects of the review petitions." As a result, this statement makes it clear that the Supreme Court will now review all the Rafale review leas in details.

Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan are petitioners that had filed for the review of SC 14 December 2018 order. The judgment states that the hearing will not only review the petition but also question on the pricing of the jet and check why Dassault was selected as Indian offset partner to manufacture Rafale.