HC orders CBI probe in Judge phone tapping case

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New Delhi, Jul 20: The Delhi High Court has summoned all the documents relating to the past record of an inspector of the Delhi Police Special Cell on the allegations of reportedly harrying a trial court judge and getting his phone tapped.

In a letter to the Chief Justice last month, a metropolitan magistrate (MM) from Tis-Hazari court alleged that inspector Rajinder Singh Pathania, posted in the Special Cell had illegally recorded his mobile phone conversation.

Taking suo motu cognisance of the MM's complaint, Justice G S Sistani directed the High Court registry to place before him all the previous complaints filed by the magistrate against the police officer.

Seeking action against the police inspector,the magistrate placed all the records to confirm that the Special Cell police had kept his phone under observation for two weeks for monitoring his calls.

The mobile service provider company Airtel confirmed this.

The Magistrate said that Pathania had willfully disobeyed court orders several times and was harrasing him due to ulterior motives.

The MM said that when Pathania was the SHO of Samaipur Badli in February last, he had falsely implicated his cousin and friend in a criminal case. However, the High Court had quashed the FIR and reprimanded the inspector for his conduct, causing harrasment to public and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.

Court has also ordered a CBI inquiry in the matter.

The Delhi High Court has sought the previous Court orders and the complaints filed by the MM within four weeks.


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