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My phones too tapped: Badal

Former Punjab CM claimed his telephones as well as those of his family members were tapped and demanded a judicial probe into it.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 21:29 IST

Former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday joined a growing list of politicians to allege that his telephones as well as those of his family members were tapped and demanded a judicial probe into it.

Badal, who was here to oversee preparations for the conference of Maghi Mela, charged his phones and those of his party workers and his family members phone numbers "are being tapped on the directions of the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh."

Badal said that he has already complained about it to the President, the Prime Minister and Home minister of the country.

"Phone tapping is not only immoral but is a criminal offence too. Moreover, it is against the democratic principles of any society. In fact, it is an attack on democracy", he added.

He claimed, "Since the popularity graph of Congress in Punjab has fallen sharply and the popularity of Akalis is on the rise, the Chief Minister is baffled and has now gone to the extent of conspiring and tapping the phones of the Opposition."

"I do not have faith in CBI findings now. The facts should be inquired into by the judge of the Supreme Court," Badal demanded.