Pegasus Snooping Case : The Supreme Court is set to hear the case of the Pegas case. Just the day before, a new report from Pegasus-Cande reported that a number used by retired Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra had also been added to the list of possible surveillance.
Retired Justice Mishra is now the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. Prime Minister Narendra while working He was criticized for praising Modi. The phone number of an aide to former Modi government attorney general Mukul Rohatgi was also added to the list of possible surveillance. That phone number was given in different places as the contact number of Rohatgiri. Besides, the numbers of two employees of the registry of the Supreme Court were also in the same list.
Veteran journalists N Ram and Shashi Kumar, Rajya Sabha CPM MP John Britas and lawyer ML Sharma have filed a case in the Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into the Pegasus case. The case will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. Five journalists who are on surveillance for possible use of Pegasus spyware have also gone to court demanding punishment of government officials involved in illegal eavesdropping and declaring the use of Pegasus illegal.
Among them are Paranjay Guhathakurta and SNM Abdi from Kolkata. The Editors Guild has also filed a case in the Supreme Court. They called the surveillance “a blow to freedom of speech and a violation of the fundamental rights of the individual.” Meanwhile, a new investigation report said today that people from the legal world were also on the list of possible surveillance.
Israel’s NSO sold Pegasus spyware to hack phones to many countries. The list of 50,000 phone numbers has recently been leaked from that database. Media outlets around the world, including Amnesty International, have launched an investigation. The name of retired Justice Arun Mishra has come up in that investigation. He retired in September 2020. In 2019, a number was added to his watch list. Justice Mishra
He told the media that he stopped using that phone number in April 2014. The investigation has revealed that Vijay Agarwal, the lawyer for silent Modi accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank, and Aljo Joseph, the lawyer of Christian Mitchell, the ‘middleman’ accused of corruption in buying the Augusta Westland helicopter, were also on the list.