Friday, November 4th, 2016

Ask IB, they will tell you: Kejriwal to Delhi Police on Judges’ Phone Tapping

Narada Desk | November 4, 2016 4:48 pm Print
Kejriwal raised the allegation four days ago while addressing an event to mark 50 years of the Delhi High Court.
Arvind Kejriwal : Delhi chief Minister

When Delhi Police have asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about details of the alleged tapping of judges’ phones he said “Ask IB, they will tell you,”

Kejriwal raised the allegation four days ago while addressing an event to mark 50 years of the Delhi High Court.

He said at the event that some unnamed judges that the telephones of Supreme Court, High Courts and District Court judges were being tapped.

Aam Aadmi Party supremo clarified that he was not sure of this. “But if it is true, this is very dangerous,” he said.

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma wrote to Delhi Chief Minister to asking provide the details.

“You have reportedly alleged that the phones of judges are being tapped. In fact, there are media reports to indicate that you have heard some judges saying so,” Verma wrote.

“As you are aware, phone tapping is an extremely serious matter and is not allowed without due authorization after following strict procedures mandated under law. Therefore, your alluding to the matter raises serious concerns,”  he added in his letter.

“Under the circumstances, please let us know of any incident or case of phone tapping that you have referred to in the course of your speech,” Verma said.

Kejriwal replied to this with an encrypted tweet today. The tweet read “Ask IB (Intelligence Bureau). They will tell you.”

At the event where he raised the allegation,Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denied the charges of tapping judges’ phone.