Kejriwal Alleges Judges’ Phones Are Tapped In An Event Attend By PM Modi And High Court Judges

3:19 pm 31 Oct, 2016


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on October 31 kicked off yet another controversy when he alleged that judges’ “phones are tapped”.

 

Kejriwal’s allegation came at Delhi High Court’s 50th Anniversary event, which was also being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other dignitaries.

 

Thus soon after Kejriwal’s allegations, he was promptly rebutted by the government, when Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad not only denied his allegation but also asserted that the commitment of his government to the judiciary is ‘complete and irrefutable.’

“I have been Communication Minister for two years and I completely deny that phones of judges are tapped at all…the government is committed to the independence of the judiciary and it is complete and irrefutable.”

During the event, Delhi CM had said…

“I heard that judges’ phones are being tapped and they are afraid to talk. This is wrong and must not be allowed…Rumours says some ministers wanted some judges to be appointed and the government doesn’t approve of some names. Executive interference in appointments affects independence of the judiciary and it is not good for the country.”

Kejriwal had also further alleged that the government was interfering in judges’ appointments as the Supreme Court collegium had sent names for judges months ago but the centre “didn’t approve them”.

 


On October 28, the government was given an acerbic warning by the Supreme Court who said that the government should not “make this about ego”.

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