Above: Former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy meeting BJP leaders after joining BJP, in New Delhi (file picture).Photo: UNI
Justice Vibhu Bakhru of the Delhi High Court on Monday (November 20) took up the allegation of phone-tapping lodged by newly-anointed BJP member Mukul Roy, a former close confidante of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.
The court issued notice to the Union of India and others, except TRAI, to file their counter affidavits in a sealed cover within two weeks. Roy has accused Trinamool Congress (TMC) in this regard.
On November 18 Roy had alleged that his phones are being tapped and moved court demanding an investigation into the matter.
Reportedly, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo, had also recently alleged that mobile phones of few political leaders were being tapped in West Bengal. Roy had accused the West Bengal Chief Minister of indulging in ‘minority politics’ in the state.
The next date of hearing is December 7.
—India Legal Bureau