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SC adjourns hearing in phone tapping case

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 03: The Supreme Court today (Mar 03, 2006) adjourned till first week of April the hearing in the phone tapping case involving Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh to enable the heads of the two states namely Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to sort out the unfortunate controversy amicably.

A bench comprising chief justice Y.K. Sabharwal, Mr. Justice C.K.

Thakker and Mr. Justice R.V. Raveendran granted more time to the two sides when senior counsel Soli Sorabjee told the court that UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was likely to meet the Lt. Governor of Delhi B.L.Joshi and some more time was required to iron out the differences. Earlier efforts have however failed to melt the ice, the court was told.

The court had directed the two political heads of the states to put their heads together to find some solution and had also appealed to the two states to refrain from taking any precipitative action.

STF ,UP, had sent notices for interrogation of the two top officials of Delhi including Principal Secretary (Home), Delhi and Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police (crime) in relation to the phone tapping case.

Mr Amar Singh is seeking a judicial inquiry into the case as he has no faith in Delhi police.

The Delhi police has claimed that the letter purported to have been sent by it is forged and this letter forms the basis of the illegal phone tapping leading to an assault on the privacy of the citizen of this country.

UNI

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