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Swamy demands probe in phone tapping allegation

Both Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav have alleged Sonia Gandhi's hand behind the phone tappings.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 16:06 IST
United News of India
United News of India

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamyhas demanded a full-fledged CBI inquiry into the tapping of Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's phone, saying thatUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's allegation in this connection had been established by the Delhi Police.

Both Mr Amar Singh and Mr Yadav have alleged that the phone-tapping has been carried out at the "instruction" of Ms Gandhi. However, the Congress and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil have strongly refuted the allegation.

In a statement, Mr Swamy said that the CBI should take the statement of Mr Yadav as a complainant and register an FIR against UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

"I congratulate Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav for making public the gross violation of the Indian Telegraph Act and the crass invasion of privacy. The culprits must be brought to book for the sake of democracy," he said.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 16:06 IST