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Cong leaders' phones being 'tapped' by Centre: Karna HM

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Home MinisterRamalinga today accused the BJP-led at theCentre of tapping phones of leaders in the state ahead of the assembly elections due early this year.

"I have been saying since long that in Karnataka, phones of some people are getting tapped. We are aware how they are tapping," said.

"Probably as elections are coming up, phones are getting tapped; it iswrong according to law," he said, while speaking to reporters here.

Asked whether he was holding the central responsible for the "tapping", said, "Who else, if not them? Will we doit for ourselves? They are doing it."

The minister, however, did not reveal the name of the leaders whose phones were being "tapped".

Water Resources M B Patil has also made similar accusation against the central in the past.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:55 IST