Amar Singh’s phone tapped on official directions: Reliance Infocomm

February 14th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Reliance Infocomm Monday told the Supreme Court that whatever wiretap it had carried out on Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s telephone was done strictly on the directions of the Delhi Police.The 21-page affidavit of Col. (retd) A.K. Sachdeva, a nodal officer with Reliance Communication, said under the prescribed procedures, once they receive directions from the law enforcement agencies, they are duty-bound to act immediately in public and national interest.

The affidavit said that Amar Singh’s telephone tapping was done in a bona fide manner.

The affidavit was filed in the course of the hearing of an application by the Centre For Public Interest Litigation seeking that all tapped conversations that concern country’s governance should be put in public domain.

In the last hearing, the court had asked Reliance Communication why it had tapped Amar Singh’s phone when it was obvious that the letter requesting this was fabricated as it had several spelling and grammatical mistakes.

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