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Phone tapping: HC asks Centre for records on YSR Cong's charges

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IANS New Delhi
The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Centre to submit records, if any, in connection with the alleged phone tapping of some Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress Party leaders.
Justice Najmi Waziri, however, said he is not issuing any formal notice to the Centre on the plea filed by party's former parliamentarian Y.V. Subba Reddy and five others, including party chief Jaganmohan Reddy's personal and political assistants, alleging "illegal technical surveillance".
The court will hear the matter again on March 19.
The YSRCP leaders' petition has sought the court's direction to authorities concerned to forthwith end "technical surveillance".
They have also pleaded necessary legal action against authorities, and asked the court to seek explanation in what circumstances they were put under surveillance.
Subba Reddy told the court they had in December 2018 made a representation to the Union Home Ministry over alleged surveillance. But the authorities have neither responded nor taken any action on the matter, he claimed.
--IANS
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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 7:50 PM IST

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