Pegasus Spygate Probe: Supreme Court to set up an Expert Committee

September 23, New Delhi : The Supreme Court of India set up a Technical Expert Committee to probe the snooping row.

This is an important issue that has been brought about by the Supreme Court. The detailed orders on this are expected by next week of exactly who will be part of this committee and how this entire probe will be carried on.

The Central government has categorically told the Supreme Court that they cannot answer as to whether or not Pegasus was news for surveillance of the people. To clarify the same they had already set up an Experts committee and they wanted approval from the Supreme Court. 

Now, it seems that the Supreme Court is not going to approve the committee set up already but instead is going to set up its own committee. The Supreme Court of India set up a Technical Expert Committee to probe the snooping row. The detailed orders on this are expected by next week of exactly who will be part of this committee and how this entire probe will be carried on.

The Court is not able to pass the orders due to the difficulties they have been facing. Some experts have been contacted to be a part of the committee. They have been facing a personal issue and are not able to join. This is the reason the Supreme Court has not been able to pass it in the mandate yet despite wanting to do so. 

The Supreme Court while hearing the other matter happens to have an advocate who is appearing in the Pegasus matter, senior advocate CU Singh who is informed by the Chief Justice of India, Venkata Raman that the Supreme Court is planning to form a committee. This committee is most likely going to be separate from the Technical Committee that has been recommended by the Central Government to the Supreme Court to probe the entire Pegasus matter.