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Pegasus spyware case: Supreme Court allows probe panel to submit report by June 20

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday, May 20, extended the time for submitting the report by the apex court-appointed technical and supervisory committees to look into the Pegasus row.

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The committee, headed by former SC judge R V Raveendran, informed the apex court that 29 mobile devices have been examined apart from interaction with several journalists and experts. The technical committee is expected to submit its report to the Pegasus oversight panel by May end, following which the final report will be submitted in the top court on June 20.

The top court will next hear the matter in July, 2022.

“Preferably, the process by technical committee should be over in four weeks and the supervisory judge should be informed. The supervisory judge shall submit his report thereafter. List sometime in July,” the CJI said.

The apex court, in October last year, had ordered a probe into the alleged use of the spyware.

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An international media consortium had reported that over 300 verified Indian mobile phone numbers were on the list of potential targets for surveillance using the Pegasus spyware. The Pegasus software is made by Israel-based NSO Group Technologies.

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