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MHA denies Kejriwal's allegation of judges' phones being tapped

Updated: Oct 31, 2016 18:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 31 (ANI): Following Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shocking allegation that phones of judges were being tapped, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday strongly denied the reports of tapping the telephonic conversation of judges.

"There is no truth in these reports. These reports are baseless and unfounded," said Additional Director General of Press Information Bureau, K. S. Dhatwalia.

Earlier today, Kejriwal claimed to have overheard judges expressing concern about their phones being tapped.

Kejriwal gave this statement at Vigyan Bhawan where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G. Rohini was present.

Later on, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad refuted Kejriwal's allegation that judges' phones were under government surveillance.

Kejriwal had said that it would be an assault on democracy and independence of judiciary if judges' phones are tapped.

"I deny with all the authority under my command that there has not been any tapping of the phones of judges," Prasad said. (ANI)