26 September, 2020

“Give Us Legal Immunity, We’d Be Happy To Provide Proof Of Illegal Tapping”

A few senior intelligence officials agreed to speak to us on how the tapping raj actually works

“Give Us Legal Immunity, We’d Be Happy To Provide Proof Of Illegal Tapping”
outlookindia.com
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Days after Outlook’s expose on illegal phone-tapping, a few senior intelligence officials agreed to speak to us on how the tapping raj actually works. These sleuths had maintained silence so far, fearing the government would act against them for speaking out. Now, in an exclusive interaction with Outlook, stretching over several hours and sessions, they have come forward with revelations both shocking and frightening. They confirm that cellphones of top political leaders, ministers, VIPs, bureaucrats, businessmen and ordinary citizens were tapped without written authorisation from the Union home secretary, as mandated by law. They also shared details of how the illegal tapping actually takes place and how NTRO functions. The whistle-blowers even offered to depose before a joint parliamentary committee and provide documentary evidence. The one condition they insist on: that they be provided complete legal immunity. Excerpts from the interactions:

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