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HC defers hearing in phone-tapping case

The Court challenged the parallel investigations being conducted by the UP police in the matter.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 23:43 IST

The Delhi High Court has deferred till March 10, hearing on the petition filed by the Capital's police in the phone tapping controversy.

The Court challenged the parallel investigations being conducted by the UP police in the matterinvolving the Samajwadi MP Amar Singh.

Justice RC Agarwal deferred the hearing following a submission made by the UP government's counsel Rohit Alex that the Supreme Court was already dealing with a SLP moved on the same issue.

He informed the court that notices have already been served by the apex court on the two governments to sort out the matter mutually in an amicable manner.

The case was listed for further hearing on March 3.

The apex court, while issuing the notices returnable by March 3 asked the chief ministers of the two states to try sorting out the matter mutually.

Following the request of the UP counsel, Justice Jain posted the matter for hearing on March 10.

The Delhi police had filed a petition challenging the action of their UP counterparts to conduct a parallel investigations into the matter since an FIR had already been lodged in the Capital.

The Delhi High Court had earlier passed an interim order restraining the UP police from investigating the matter until February 14.

Subsequently, the UP government moved the apex court challenging the jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court to adjudicate the matter.

First Published: Feb 20, 2006 22:58 IST