SC orders ‘independent probe’ in Pegasus Case

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New Delhi: on 27th October, The Supreme Court of India has ordered an independent probe into Pegasus row. With this, the Bench has also appointed a committee comprising three technical members and it will be supervised by retired judge Justice R V Raveendran. The Govt. of India is alleged to use Pegasus software for spying on renowned leaders and journalists.
A bench headed was headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana. He said, “The committee will “enquire, investigate and determine” that whether the Pegasus spyware was used on phones or other devices of the citizens of India to access stored data, listen on conversations, intercept information, and/or for any other purpose.
The ruling came after 12 petitions were filed against the Union govt. seeking an independent probe into the allegations which surfaced in the media about the illegal surveillance.
The court also declined the government’s request to constitute the committee. The court said, “Union of India declined to provide information when constitutional considerations exist, you cannot get a free pass when “national security is raised.”

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