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Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against Centre, WB govt over alleged phone tapping

The plea was listed before Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who posted the matter for hearing on November 20

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mukul Roy. Photo: PTI
Mukul Roy. Photo: PTI

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) on Friday moved the against the Centre and the government over his phone allegedly being tapped.

The former MP, who left his old party to join the earlier this month, alleged that his movements were constantly tracked during his stay in Kolkata and Delhi in the last few months.

The plea was listed before Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who posted the matter for hearing on November 20.

The plea sought directions to MTNL and Vodafone, Roy's telecom service providers, to produce before the court directions, 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 filed the petition on behalf of Roy.

He claimed in his plea that similar apprehensions were put on record by several other persons not belonging to the ruling party in

"Recently Babul Supriyo, minister of state for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, also alleged that mobile phones of selected individuals were being tapped in the state of West Bengal," the plea said.

First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 13:06 IST
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