HP phone tapping report finds more than 750 phone tapped during BJP regime

Report revealS more than 750 phones tapped in previous BJP government regime
Shimla
An inquiry report into illegal phone tapping by the previous BJP regime in the state in violation of the Indian Telegraph Act Friday said over 750 telephonic conversations, mainly comprising senior politicians and government functionaries, were recorded.
Officials said the report, prepared by the State Forensic Science Laboratory at Junga, near here, was submitted to the state government.
Confirming this development, Chief Secretary Sudipto Roy said here that the report was submitted. He said the report comprised around 750 conversations at different period.
“A committee will now look into that how many out of them were recorded without following the norms, he added.
The forensic laboratory had analyzed of data retrieved from the hard discs of computers seized from the state CID headquarters.
Official sources said most of the conversations were of the Congress leaders, while they were in the opposition, and certain BJP dissidents. The conversations of some top government functionaries and journalists also figured. The computers in the CID and vigilance bureau offices here were seized Dec 26 last year, a day after Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh assumed charge.
The chief minister has already announced that all those responsible for the unauthorized recording of telephonic conversations of politicians and officials would not be spared.
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