The Supreme Court on Monday (4 November) slammed the Chhattisgarh government for tapping the phones of a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Mahesh Gupta and his family members and said that there is no privacy left for anybody, reports Times of India.
Slamming the state government led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel of Congress party, the two-judge bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Indira Banerjee asked whether a person's right to privacy can be violated the way it has been.
The bench of two Justices has also directed the state government to file a detailed affidavit explaining who ordered the tapping of phones and on what grounds.
The top court also took notice of an FIR filed against senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani who is representing IPS officer Gupta's case in the court. The court stayed the investigation against Jethmalani and directed that there would be no coercive steps against him till further orders.
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