Phone tapping a sting operation: Govt
Union Home Secretary Duggal said tapping of Amar Singh's telephone was organised for monetary gains.india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 17:10 IST
Ruling out the involvement of any political party or personality in the tapping of Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's telephone, the Centre on Saturday said it was a sting operation organised by a private party for monetary and other gains.
"I wish to confirm that the investigations have revealed that the phone tapping case was a sting operation organised by a private detective along with some others for the purpose of monetary and other gains," Home Secretary VK Duggal told reporters in New Delhi noting that he had received the latest investigation report from the Delhi Police Commissioner.
"There are no indications of any political party or political personality being involved" in the tapping, he said adding the reason he was reiterating this was because often questions were asked about involvement of political parties and personalities.
UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Singh have been targetting Congress President Sonia Gandhi accusing her of having directed the tapping of the phones of Amar Singh and some other Samajwadi leaders. The Congress and the Government had denied the charge.
Duggal said investigations were in progress and he was certain that chargesheet in the case would be filed in the time-bound manner as per law.