My phone has been tapped, says Justice Hegde

PTI Bangalore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 21, 2011

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The Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh N Hegde, probing the illegal mining in the state, today said his phone has been tapped.

Justice Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge, told PTI that after reports of alleged bugging in the office of the Union Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee, he had asked a professional to carry out a check in his office.

“(The professional) told me your telephone has been tapped. Every thing was being recorded from two sources,” he said.

Justice Hegde said he does not want to comment on “where, who and other things” regarding the tapping but is sure it’s been tapped.

Telephone tapping was noticed in the past three-four months, Justice Hegde said.

“Yes, I can say in affirmative that I suspect......the person told me this is being tapped and recorded in two places,” he said.

Justice Hegde is slated to submit Lokayukta’s second and final report on illegal mining in the state by tomorrow, but it was leaked in the sections of the media yesterday raising a political storm.

Published on July 21, 2011
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