Phone tapping : Karnataka government orders CBI probe

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has ordered CBI probe into phone tapping case during the previous Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

According to the reports, the order to the effect was issued on Tuesday on the recommendation by Director General (DG) and Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the state.

The CBI investigation is ordered for the duration from August 1, 2018, till date of the order.

SS Srinivasa, Governor of Karnataka in a letter on Tuesday said: “It has come to the notice of the government that there are apprehensions that phones of several ruling and Opposition political leaders, their relatives and other government officials have been intercepted in an illegal or unauthorised or unwanted manner”.

The order said because of phone tapping in the state, it is apprehended that crucial and personal information of many senior political leaders and government servants might have been leaked.

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