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SC to hear pleas seeking court-monitored probe into Pegasus issue on Aug 5

1/08/2021 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, August 1: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on August 5 pleas seeking court-monitored probe into the reports of government allegedly using Israeli software Pegasus to spy on politicians, activists, and journalists.

According to the cause list uploaded on the apex court website, a bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant would hear three separate petitions seeking probe into the alleged snooping issue on August 5.

It is alleged that the government agencies were snooping on eminent citizens, politicians and scribes by using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

The Supreme Court on July 30 had said to hear next week the plea filed by Ram and Kumar in the matter.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the senior journalists, had told the court last week that the plea needed an urgent hearing in view of its wide ramifications.



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