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Pegasus Snoopgate: SC To Hear Plea Seeking Court-Monitored Probe on 5 Aug

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A Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant will be hearing petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into Pegasus ‘snoopgate’, on 5 August.

Separate petitions have been filed by senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar and CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas as reports revealed that over 300 Indian journalists, activists, Opposition leaders, sitting ministers and businessmen were spied on using the Israeli NSO-made Pegasus spyware.

Submitting the petition before a bench headed by CJI Ramana, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said, “This matter has huge ramifications on civil liberties as it involves surveillance of Opposition leaders, journalists, and activists. It is creating waves not just in India but abroad as well.”

Also Read: French Security Agency Confirms Pegasus Hack on Two Journalists’ Phones

The petitioners have demanded an inquiry into the alleged snooping by a retired or sitting Supreme Court judge to probe into this case of mass surveillance on Indian citizens and identify the entities responsible for it.

The Centre on Friday said that the controversy over allegations of spying using Pegasus was a "non-issue", even as the Opposition demanded answers in Parliament.

Certain countries, including France and Hungary, have ordered probes into the recent revelations.

Also Read: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi Calls Pegasus Controversy a ‘Non-Issue’

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