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‘Police should ask IB about phone tapping of judges’

Delhi Police have urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to share details of the alleged tapping of judges’ phones he had spoken about. “Ask IB, they will tell you,” he replied.

Kejriwal threw the bombshell four days ago while addressing a function in the city to mark 50 years of the Delhi High Court.

At the event, Kejriwal said he was told by some unnamed judges that the telephones of Supreme Court, High Courts and District Courts were being tapped. The AAP supremo made it clear that he did not know if this was true. “But if it is true, this is very dangerous.”

In a letter to Kejriwal, Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma requested him to provide details of the tapping of judges’ phones.

“You have reportedly alleged that the phones of judges are being tapped. In fact there are media reports to indicate that you have heard some judges saying so,” Verma wrote in his letter. In a cryptic tweet to the Delhi Police chief, Kejriwal said on Friday: “Ask IB (Intelligence Bureau). They will tell you.” On the day Kejriwal referred to the phone tapping, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denied that telephones of judges were being tapped.
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