Kolkata, Feb 15 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sought a clarification from the UPA government on alleged tapping of over one lakh telephones across the country.
"The government has to confirm that tapping is being done on consideration of security and also state how many phones are being tapped," he told reporters on the sidelines of the meeting of National office-bearers of the party.
"Today on the basis of a case in the Supreme Court, media reports said that one lakh phones are being tapped in the country," he said.laiming that the alleged number of tapped phones was higher than even in police states, Jaitley sought an authoritative clarification from the central government on the issue.
"We would like to know the exact number of phones being tapped and the ground on which they are being tapped", he said. (ANI)