HC notice to Punjab, Haryana, UT on judges phone tapping

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Chandigarh, Sep 3 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices for september 18 to the state governments of Punjab and Haryana besides the Chandigarh administration through their respective Home Secretaries for filing affidavits about the media report relating to alleged tapping of phones of Judges.

The notices were issued by the Division Bench of Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and Justice Surya Kant.

The order came on the note submitted by Justice Ranjit Singh who took suo moto notice of the media report carried by an English daily published from here on August 30.

Justice Ranjit Singh's note was treated as public interest litigation (PIL) by the HC Bench.

In his note, Justice Ranjit Singh sought action against the state agency and the service provider involved in bugging.


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