The Supreme Court Monday reserved its interim order on petitions seeking a probe into allegations of unauthorised surveillance using the Pegasus software, with the Centre reiterating that it was ready to have all questions gone into by a committee of experts, but did not want to put it in public domain for reasons of national security.
“We are reserving and will pass an interim order. It might take 2-3 days to pass the orders,” a bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said after hearing the petitioners and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
The CJI remarked that the only thing the court wanted to know in the face of the allegations is if there has been any interception using methods other than those allowed under the law. In this connection, he also referred to the statement given in Parliament by former IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about some WhatsApp users being affected by the alleged use of Pegasus.
News Source: The Times of India