Pegasus Row: Supreme Court will set up Technical Committee next week

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Aishwarya Rathore-

Published On: September 23, 2021 at 15:25 IST

The Supreme Court said that it will issue an Interim Order next week on a batch of Petitions demanding an Independent Investigation into the Pegasus Spyware case.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana said that the Court is likely to form a Technical Committee to Investigate allegations of snooping on journalists, activists, and others using the Pegasus Spyware.

Justice Ramana stated, “The Court wanted to issue an Order on the matter by this week, but some members we were considering for the Expert Committee on Pegasus declined to be a part of this Committee for personal reasons.”

CJI further stated, “The Court will finalize the members of the Technical Committee soon and will pass orders next week.”

On September 13, the Court reserved its decision, stating that it only wanted to know whether or not the Centre used the Pegasus spyware through illegal methods to allegedly snoop on citizens.

The Centre had initially refused to file an Affidavit claiming National Security in response to petitions demanding an Independent Investigation into the Snooping Scandal.

According to an International Media Consortium, over 300 verified Indian mobile phone numbers were on a list of potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus Spyware.

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