IndiaPegasus controversy: Supreme Court appoints expert panel to probe

Pegasus controversy: Supreme Court appoints expert panel to probe


Highlight:

  • Expert investigation into the Pegasus controversy
  • Supreme Court criticizes central government
  • Sovereigns can do nothing in the name of national security

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has announced a panel of inquiry into the Pegasus controversy. The inquiry by the three-member panel will be overseen by the Supreme Court. The committee will consider seven issues. A three-member panel headed by a retired Supreme Court judge has been appointed to look into the matter. The committee is chaired by Justice RV Raveendran.

The court directed the committee to look into the allegations and submit a report within the next eight weeks. After this, the court will reconsider the case. Apart from former Supreme Court Judge RV Raveendran, the committee also includes Alok Joshi and Sandeep Oberoi.

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The apex court has also appointed a three-member panel to support the panel. Naveen Kumar Chaudhary, Professor, National Forensic University; Prof. D Prabhakaran, Amrita University; A team comprising Ashwin Anil Gumaste has been appointed for this.

The Supreme Court ruled in the Pegasus case that the court was trying to uphold constitutional principles and did not want to interfere in political controversy. Some of the plaintiffs in this case are direct victims of Pegasus. Privacy needs to be maintained despite the growth of information technology. Privacy is essential not only for the media but for all individuals. The court asked the government to seriously consider whether to use such technology.

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Restrictions on encroachment on fundamental rights must be subject to constitutional scrutiny. Despite repeated requests, the Center told the court very few things. The panel of experts was appointed to look into the matter, saying that the government could not do anything in the name of national security.

Pegasus, a spy software, has been accused of leaking the secrets of hundreds of celebrities, including political leaders and journalists.

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