Oct 27, 2021 11:12 UTC
Oct 27, 2021 at 11:12 UTC
SC constitutes independent expert committee to probe Pegasus Snooping allegation
The Supreme Court has ordered to constitute an independent expert committee to probe into the pegasus snooping allegations against the politicians, journalists, activists, etc using the pegasus spyware.
The expert committee will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice RV Raveendran, assisted by former IPS officer Mr Alok Joshi and chairman of sub-committee in International Organisation of Standardisation/ International Electro-Technical Commission/Joint Technical Committee, Dr Sundeep Oberoi.
Three members inducted for the technical team are Dr Naveen Kumar Chaudhary, Professor (Cyber Security and Digital Forensics) and Dean, National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Dr Ashwin Anil Gumaste, Institute Chair Associate Professor (Computer Science and Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Maharashtra.
Dr Prabaharan P., Professor (School of Engineering), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kerala.
The Central Government prayed before the Apex Court to allow it to constitute a committee for investigation, to which the court rejected observing that allowing the Central Government to probe the allegations by itself will be biased and violative to the judicial principles. The court iterated that “justice must not only be done but also be seen to be done”.