New Delhi, Oct 31: Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad had rubbished allegations of judges being tapped. He said today that I wish to deny with all authority at my command that phones of judges have been tapped.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at a programme attended by the Prime Minister that judges' phones are tapped.
Kejriwal went on to say that he had read about the SC collegium sending names of judges several months back, but the same had not been approved by the centre. This leads to rumours and it is not good, he also added.
However the rebuttal came on the same platform from the government. Kejriwal said, "I heard that judges' phones are being tapped and they are afraid to talk. This is wrong and must not be allowed."
However Prasad was quick to rubbish the allegation and denied completely that judges phones were being tapped. I have been the communication minister for two years and I completely deny that phones of judges are tapped, he also said.
These allegations and denials come in the wake of the Supreme Court warning the centre about the delay in appointment of judges. On the last date of hearing the centre had told the court that there were inconsistencies in the recommendations. However the court told the government not to make the issue about ego.