Pegasus: Cong demands SC-monitored probe

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Pegasus: Cong demands SC-monitored probe

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal demanding a Supreme Court-monitored judicial enquiry into the spyware Pegasus phone hacking scandal.

The party said that while the Constitution of India protects the fundamental rights of every citizen of the country, it was adversely affected by the illegal and unconstitutional hacking of cell phones of the Constitutional authorities like Union Ministers, present and former heads of India’s security forces, lawyers, journalists, social and political activists and senior leaders of Opposition. This is revealed through the exposure of the unconstitutional utilisation of spyware Pegasus.“It is very much shocking as per the latest revelation that telephones of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his office staffs were also hacked and it was further reported that the spyware Pegasus was also being used to hack cell phones in the run-up to the general elections to Parliament of India in 2019,” said PCC president Niranjan Patnaik, one of the signatories of the memorandum, at a Press conference here.The senior leaders of the party who signed the memorandum demanded resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the issueand an SC-monitored enquiry into the scam.

Rama Chandra Khuntia, Pradeep Majhi, Ganeswar Behera, Sarat Pattanayak and Sashmita Behera were among others who signed the memorandum.

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