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Ahead of IT Committee meeting, Tharoor suggests judicial probe of Pegasus; IFF poses questions

The Committee is slated to meet on July 28 on the subject of 'Citizen’s data security and privacy' which gains significance in light of the recent revelations around Pegasus spyware and surveillance.  Ahead of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology's meeting next Wednesday, the committee's chairman Shashi Tharoor in an interview to The Wire said “the best thing would be to appoint a sitting Supreme Court judge to head an independent enquiry" on the matter of the Pegasus exposé. "I believe that what is essential is that the investigation have the power to summon officials and comments, take evidence, weight the evidence and present a conclusion," - Tharoor in the interview. Adding to his statement on a judicial investigation, Tharoor said that, "Since the government itself is the institution of the entity that is accused of having misused Pegasus…

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