Govt forms High-level committee to probe phone tapping

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The Himachal Pradesh government has constitute a high-level committee to hold a thorough investigation into the alleged phone tapping by the CID and the Vigilance Bureau following the submission of the forensic report on the hard discs seized from the technical cells of the police.

Even as the terms of reference of the high-powered committee being constituted to probe the matter are being decided, it is certain that it will determine who was responsible for the alleged illegal act which had violated the privacy of individuals, including senior politicians and bureaucrats.

The committee will comprise senior police officials with integrity and forensic experts who will hold the inquiry and submit its report to the government. Based on the findings of the committee, the government will decide whether an FIR is registered against the guilty or some other action is taken under the Indian Telegraph Act.

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