Bengal BJP leader alleges tapping of his phone

Wednesday 29th November 2017 05:59 EST

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court is all set to hear the plea of West Bengal politician Mukul Roy of the Bharatiya Janta Party, who sought an investigation into his phones being allegedly tapped. The leader has alleged that while he was in West Bengal, he always found that the local police were monitoring his movements. He has accused his former party, the Trinamool Congress for the violation of privacy.

His plea sought directions to Roy's telecom service providers - MTNL and Vodafone to produce before the court orders , if any, issued by the Centre or the state government to intercept telegraphic messages originating from or received by the leader or any of his relatives. Advocate Kumar Dushyant Singh, who filed the petition on behalf of Roy, said the CBI should be asked to investigate the “interception of telegraphic messages originating from or received by the petitioner or any of his relatives.” He said in case any such order was found to have been issued, the court should direct the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to investigate any violation of the 'License Agreement for Unified License' by Roy's mobile service providers.

This isn't the first time such reports have surged in the state. Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo had recently alleged that mobile phones of few political leaders were being tapped.

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