The Supreme Court will set up a technical expert committee to probe the Pegasus snooping case.
The top court Thursday said it will pass its interim order next week.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said the order, which was to be pronounced earlier, will now be delivered next week, Indian Express reported.
“The Supreme Court is intending to set up a technical experts committee to look into charges. The matter is taking time as some experts it had in mind to be members of the committee expressed difficulties. Will finalize it by next week,” CJI Ramana said.
The apex court said it will pass an order next week on pleas seeking an independent probe into the snooping matter.
“We will be able to finalize the members of the technical expert team by next week and pronounce orders,” CJI added.
The top court has been hearing a clutch of petitions demanding an inquiry into allegations that an Indian client of the Israeli spyware used it for illegal surveillance of electronic devices.
The allegations were made via reports from an international consortium of media publications, which included The Wire from India.
Reports by The Wire claimed the phone numbers of over 300 opposition leaders, journalists and others – including Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, and industrialist Anil Ambani – were on a list of potential targets.
Courtesy – nenow.in