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telegraphindia.com 08 Sep, 2021 00:45 am

Pegasus: Solicitor-general seeks time from Supreme Court on govt's affidavit decision

Pegasus: Solicitor-general seeks time from Supreme Court on govt's affidavit decision
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing till September 13

Pegasus: Solicitor-general seeks time on govt's affidavit decision The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing till September 13 Representational image File picture | New Delhi | Published 08.21, 01:50 AM The solicitor-general has sought time to submit before the Supreme Court whether the Centre wanted to file a fresh affidavit on the Pegasus snooping controversy.Advertisement The Supreme Court then adjourned the hearing till September 13.On August 5, the Supreme Court had orally observed that the allegations of surveillance on Indian citizens were “serious” and that the “truth has to come out”.

Mehta replied that the court had then suggested that if the Centre wanted to file an additional affidavit, it could do so.The bench had said that the petitioners wanted the Centre to answer whether the government had ever bought or used the Israeli spyware Pegasus, and if not what steps had it taken to inquire into the allegations of snooping on judges, politicians, activists, journalists and others.

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