My phone has been tapped, says Lokayukta Santosh Hegde
Karnataka Lokayukta justice Santosh N Hegde, probing the illegal mining in the state today said his phone has been tapped. The Lokayukta report has reportedly recommended an enquiry against Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy. Lokayukta report 'indicts' BSY |BJP waits & sweatsindia Updated: Jul 21, 2011 16:23 IST
Karnataka Lokayukta justice Santosh N Hegde, probing the illegal mining in the state, on Thursday said his phone has been tapped. Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge, said that after reports of alleged bugging in the office of finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, he had asked a professional to carry out a check in his office.
"(The professional) told me your telephone has been tapped. Every thing was being recorded from two sources," he said.
Hegde said he does not want to comment on "where, who and other things" regarding the tapping but is sure it's been tapped.
Telephone tapping was noticed in the past three-four months, Hegde said.
"Yes, I can say in affirmative that I suspect......the person told me this is being tapped and recorded in two places," he said.
Hegde is slated to submit Lokayukta's second and final report on illegal mining in the state by tomorrow, but it was leaked in the sections of the media yesterday raising a political storm.
First Published: Jul 21, 2011 12:13 IST