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Phone tapping: SC issues notices to Centre, Delhi

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and Delhi government on a petition filed by Amar Singh.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 15:26 IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and Delhi government on a petition filed by Amar Singh.

The Samajwadi Party leader had filed a petition seeking a judicial inquiry into the tapping of his telephone.

A bench headed by Chief Justice YK Sabharwal has sought a response within two weeks from the Ministry of Telecommunications, Minister of Home Affairs, Commissioner of Police, Delhi and others on his petition.

The plea alsoseeks laying down of guidelines for intercepting the call so that it should not be abused for achieving political gains.

Notice has not been issued to any other respondent till the next hearing.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 15:26 IST