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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 13 as Centre seeks time: Pegasus Matter

Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 13 as Centre seeks time: Pegasus Matter  


TCSN Desk ✍️

New Delhi 07 Sep

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till September 13 the hearing in a batch of cases seeking an independent probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping row after the Centre sought more time.

As the matter was taken, the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta submitted that there was some difficulty in filing the affidavit as some officers could not be met. He requested for a short adjournment till Thursday, LiveLaw reported earlier bench handed by chief justice of india NV Ramanna said it will discuss and decide future course of action after government reiterated that the matter had national security implications due to which it didn't want put the detail in public affidavit It said it would reveal all aspects to a committee of independent experts, who can then submit its report to the Court.


Last month, the Centre had filed a brief affidavit, “unequivocally” denying all allegations made by the petitioners and stating that it “will constitute a Committee of Experts in the field which will go into all aspects of the issue” in order “to dispel any wrong narrative spread by certain vested interests”.  In its affidavit, the government said its position on the alleged Pegasus snooping has already been clarified in Parliament by IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. “A bare perusal of the captioned petition and other connected petitions makes it clear that the same are based on conjectures and surmises or on other unsubstantiated media reports or incomplete or uncorroborated material,” the affidavit said.