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Who ordered you? SC asks Govt for tapping phone of IPS officer

Who ordered you? SC asks Govt for tapping phone of IPS officer
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New Delhi: The Apex Court today took serious note of Government’s action in tapping the phone of senior IPS officer and his family members in Chattisgarh.

The Supreme court slammed the Chhattisgarh government’s actions and said  “no privacy is left for anybody,” TOI reports.

The bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee asked the state government to furnish a detailed affidavit explaining their action, and the order given for tapping the phones, including the reasons.

Judges also asked the government officials whether a person’ right to privacy can be violated like this.

“What is the need to do like this? No privacy is left for anybody. What is happening in this country,” the bench said adding, “can privacy of somebody be violated like this? Who ordered this? File a detailed affidavit”.

The top court also put stay on investigation carried against advocate representing the IPS officer before the apex court after a separate FIR was filed against him.

The bench told senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, who is representing IPS officer Mukesh Gupta, not to politicise the issue by dragging the name of Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel in the matter.

The Apex court directed the Advocate to strike off the CM’s name from the memo of parties in the petition which included Chhattisgarh CM as one of the respondents.

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