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Probe Or No Probe ? Verdict On Pegasus Case Tomorrow

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Tuesday Oct 26, 2021

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Bench  headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana will on Wednesday  deliver its judgment on a batch of petitions seeking court-monitored  probe into Pegasus scandal.

The pleas alleged that the government agencies used Israeli spyware Pegasus to snoop prominent citizens, politicians and journalists, and that independent investigation was essential to bring truth out.

The case blew up after an international media consortium reported that over 300 verified mobile numbers from India were  potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus spyware.

In the case’s last hearing on 13th of September, the Central Government refused to divulge on whether it used or did not use the malware. At that time, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represented the government, said the matter was related to national security and hence cannot be made public or revealed by an affidavit.