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UP moves apex court on phone tapping

Court had restrained the state's STF from interfering in the probe conducted by police in the Amar Singh case.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2006 03:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Delhi High Court's orders in Amar Singh's phone-tapping case including the one restraining the state's Special Task Force from interfering in the probe conducted by the Delhi Police in the matter.

In an SLP filed in the court, the UP Chief Secretary and STF DSP Ram Badan Singh contended the Delhi High Court had no jurisdiction to deal with Delhi Police petition for quashing of the FIR lodged by STF on a complaint by a Noida resident.

The UP Government challenged three orders of the High Court including the February 7 contempt notice to the STF.

Delhi Police had moved the contempt petition after STF officials approached Reliance Infocom for certain documents and sought to question senior Delhi officials.

Terming Delhi Police contempt petition as "yet another attempt to foil the petitioners' attempt to get to the bottom of the entire episode to arrive at the truth and to prosecute the real culprits of the offence in question", the UP Government urged the court to set aside the High Court's orders.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 19:37 IST