Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC over alleged phone tapping

Mukul-RoyOn a day that BJP’s Mukul Roy moved the Delhi High Court alleging that the West Bengal government was tapping his phone illegally, Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured him that the matter was being examined for appropriate action.

Roy, who recently quit Trinamool Congress to join BJP, had written to the Home Minister last month, alleging that his phones were being “illegally tapped” by the West Bengal government.

“I have received your letter dated October 3, 2017, regarding alleged monitoring of your movements by the state administration. The matter is being examined for appropriate action,” Singh wrote back to Roy.

Interestingly, Roy moved the Delhi High Court on the matter on the same day, alleging that his movements were being constantly tracked by the Trinamool government during his stay in Kolkata and Delhi in the last few months.

The plea was listed before Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who posted the matter for hearing on November 20. The plea sought directions to MTNL and Vodafone, Roy’s telecom service providers, to produce before the court directions, if any, issued by the Centre or the state government to intercept telegraphic messages originating from or received by the leader or any of his relatives.

Roy’s plea claimed that similar apprehensions were put on record by several other persons not belonging to the ruling party in West Bengal.

(With inputs from PTI)