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Enquiry commission issues notice to Rahul Gandhi and others in Pegasus probe

Prior to setting up its own parallel expert committee, the Supreme Court had halted proceedings of the Bengal commission.

Political analyst Prashant Kishor, Congress politician Rahul Gandhi, and Amnesty International are among the many who were served notices by the Justice Lokur and Justice Bhattacharya Commission of Inquiry that was set up by the West Bengal government to probe the Pegasus spyware controversy. In total, 21 entities and persons were served notices to appear before the commission, according to a document uploaded on the Commission's website. Out of the 21, only five have responded to the notices so far, including journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Citizen Lab. Kishor, whose phone was confirmed to have been hacked by the spyware, will physically depose before the commission on November 30. Internet Freedom Foundation's executive director Apar Gupta was scheduled to be present virtually before the commission on November 29. In the following days, RJS Chima and Sandeep Dasgupta will also depose before the commission. All those who were served notices The first notice was served by the Commission on November 23 to the following — MK Venu, Siddharth Varadarajan: Venu and Vardarajan are founding editors of The Wire which was part of an international consortium of media organisations that was the first to report on potential targets (including 300 Indians) of Pegasus surveillance by clients of the NSO group. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta: Journalist Thakurta's phone was among those infected with Pegasus spyware, The Wire report said. SNM Abidi: Journalist who was also among those who were confirmed to be hacked by Pegasus, according to a report by the Wire. Prashant Kishor: Kishor's phone was also confirmed…

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