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The Supreme Court of India, on September 23, Thursday, said that it would soon set up a committee of technical experts to probe into Pegasus row.
Pegasus is an Israeli software, which was allegedly used to spy on noted Indian politicians, activists, top government officers, journalists and others during 2017-2019.
Earlier to this, the SC had heard several pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into Pegasus snooping row. The pleas had accused Centre of spying on Indians and invading privacy.
A bench headed by CJI Ramana said that the court would soon set up the committee and was in mid-way of finalising the members. “We would pass the official order next week,” said the bench.
The Centre had told Supreme Court that the Pegasus was used “in the interest of national security.” Centre also said that as Pegasus was a matter of national security, it could not be debated in public.
However, Centre had agreed on setting up a committee to probe into Pegasus row.
Opposition had heavily attacked Centre on Pegasus issue in the monsoon session of parliament, which resulted in rucks in the house. It also affected the productivity of both the houses as they were adjourned several times.