New Delhi: Veteran media persons N Ram and Sashi Kumar filed a writ petition in the supreme court demanding judicial inquiry into the Pegasus phone hacking controversy. They demanded in the petition that a sitting judge or a retired judge of the supreme court should supervise the investigation.
The central government should be directed to reveal if the spyware is being used by any government agencies. Hacking phones of individuals using a spyware which is used for military purposes is an intrusion into privacy, it was stated in the petition.
This is the third petition filed in the top court demanding probe into Pegasus controversy. Earlier, Adv M L Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas had filed petition in the apex court seeking probe into the spyware issue.
The names of several Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi and 40 Indian journalists appeared on the leaked list of potential targets for surveillance by an unidentified agency using Pegasus spyware, according to reports published in The Wire.
(With inputs from ANI)