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Govt says checking report US tapped Special Cell officer

delhi Updated: Dec 18, 2010 11:21 IST
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Reacting to the reports that US embassy officials in New Delhi had tapped an official in the Special Cell, Delhi Police's elite anti-terror unit, the Union home ministry on Saturday said that that India's national security was not compromised and no information was leaked.

According to CNN-IBN, the home ministry has said that a DCP level officer will take stock of the situation and that the authenticity of the information is questionable.

It added that it is standard practice for most countries to gather information.

American embassy officials in New Delhi had tapped the official's phone for gathering information regarding investigations into terrorism related cases as they received "very little information" from the force.