News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Sanjeev Kumar Jha
Updated to Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:02 AM IST
The Supreme Court has set up a committee of experts in the Pegasus case. The committee will be headed by former Supreme Court Justice RV Ravindran.
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Committee set up for truth-seeking: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court said it had set up a committee to inquire into the reality of Pegasus. The Supreme Court has directed that an inquiry be held into the incident which violated the right to privacy. The Supreme Court has said that the involvement of a foreign agency in the surveillance of Indian citizens is a matter of grave concern.
The Center did not refuse, hence order a hearing: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court held that there was no specific rebuttal from the Center in this matter and therefore we had no other option but to fundamentally accept the petitioner’s requests and we would appoint a committee of experts whose work would be examined by the Supreme Court. Go
The tripartite tribunal issued the orders
A three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice passed the order. The bench comprised Chief Justice NV Ramanna, Justice Suryakant and Justice Hima Kohli. At the same time 12 petitions were filed in connection with the investigation of the Pegasus espionage case. Among them are lawyer ML Sharma, CPI (M) MP John Brittas, journalist N Ram, former IIM professor Jagdeep Chokkar, Narendra Mishra, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Rupesh Kumar Singh, SNM Abdi, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha and the Editors’ Guild of India.
Earlier, the trial was held in the Supreme Court on September 13.
Let me inform you that the Pegasus espionage case was previously heard in the Supreme Court on September 13th. During the hearing, the Central Government clarified that it was not filing an affidavit. The government said it was not a matter of public debate and therefore could not file an affidavit. She did, however, agree to set up a panel to investigate the espionage allegations.