Saturday, December 2, 2023

Cong demands CBI inquiry into phone tapping


Share post:

Bangalore: Opposition Congress on Tuesday demanded CBI inquiry into phone tapping alleged by Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde.

Addressing a press conference here, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) General Secretary V S Ugrappa demanded the BJP Government register a suo-moto case since Lokayukta himself had disclosed about his phones being tapped since the last three months and ”it was proved with leakage of his yet to be submitted final report on illegal mining in the State”. Referring to statement by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa writing to the Prime Minister to set up Enquiry Committee with Union Minister S M Krishna, Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and Mr Justice Hegde as members, Mr Ugrappa said ”it is only to divert attention of the public on the issue as the State has all power to register a suo-moto case and order CBI inquiry. “Why should the ruling BJP hesitate to take action. Is it to cover up its failure,?” Mr Ugrappa asked. Similarly, the Lokayukta should book a suo-moto case against leakage of its yet to be submitted final report on illegal mining as it was a cognizable offence. (UNI)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Amid violent protests, Bangla polls may further deepen political fault lines

New Delhi, Dec 2:  With Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections set for early January, the opposition’s push for the resignation...

Trio sentenced for plotting to kill Indian-origin Sikh radio host in New Zealand

Auckland, Dec 2: Three Sikh men have been sentenced in New Zealand for attempted murder of a popular...

Adhir’s letter on Ethics Committee proceedings against Mahua draws flak in Bengal Congress

Kolkata, Dec 2: Congress president in West Bengal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s letter to Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla...

All party meeting begins to deliberate on host of issues ahead of Parliament’s Winter Session

New Delhi, Dec 2:  Ahead of the Parliament's Winter Session beginning on December 4, an all-party meeting is...