Arvind Kejriwal alleges Judges’ phones are tapped, Ravi Shankar Prasad rubbishes claim

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present at the event, denied the allegations.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 5:42 pm
arvind kejriwal, delhi high court, judge phone tapped, judges phone tapped, judiciary, independence of judiciary, lack of judges, judges appointment New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that Judges’ phones were being tapped, a claim which was rubbished by the central government. Kejriwal made his remarks at an event to mark 50 years of Delhi High Court where ministers from both Central and state government were present.

“I heard that judges’ phones are being tapped and they are afraid to talk. This is wrong and must not be allowed,” said Kejriwal at the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present at the event.

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Speaking after Kejriwal, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad strongly denied the allegation that Judges phones were being tapped. “I wish to deny, with all the authority at my command, that the phones of judges have been tapped in India at all,” said Prasad.

He said right from the prime minister to other ministers and the government, all have fought for the independence of judiciary and individual liberty and freedom of media during emergency. “Independence of judiciary is fundamental, impeachable and uncompromising for the government,” he said.

 

 

This comes days after Chief Justice TS Thakur slammed the government over delay in procedure of appointment. “Executive inaction is decimating the judiciary,” he had said. The Delhi CM also raised this issue in his speech and said that the interference of executive in judiciary was not healthy for the country. Law Minister Prasad also said that his government was committed to the independence of judiciary.

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First Published on: October 31, 2016 1:33 pm
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    Chander Pal
    Oct 31, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    A K, Diggy, sun jay nil Pam, mayavati, Didi, Lalu there is a log list those who are made for each other. Oh I forgot alloo ki factory wala.
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      Chander Pal
      Oct 31, 2016 at 9:17 am
      He is expected to speak rubbish which all of us know but why the media has to oblige him? His ultra negative personality is speaking shows his frustration
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        Indian
        Nov 1, 2016 at 4:37 am
        As the honourable chief justice Mr thakur said, the govt, that is the RSS govt.is decimsting the judiciary so that entire Consution would be subverted. Their crimes instead of being punished would be rewarded with more political power to ultimately turn India into an autocratic Hindutva rashtra where freedom would be curved and oppression would rule the roost.
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          Gurdeep
          Oct 31, 2016 at 8:18 am
          He is good for nothing . He Nd his party is a great disappointment for the voters like me who voted for them . He has done nothing except doing nautanki . He is same as other politician , no difference at all ..we have stopped taking him seriously ....
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            Ilamadhi
            Oct 31, 2016 at 9:08 am
            Get smar Agent 86!
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              IML sood
              Oct 31, 2016 at 2:13 pm
              After getting bamboo from the judges in different cases for his illegal and illogical actions Khujli wants to play trick to gain sympathy from judiciary. His anaracists' traits compel to speak like that to gain sympayhy from frustrated elements as every knowledgeable person has started disliking Aaptards.This joker does not know that his failure will not be covered by playing with fire which will ultimately burn him.
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                IML sood
                Oct 31, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                Doctors recently diagnosed that in addition to his long and loose tongue problem Khujli has some imbalance mind also and he gets fits off and on. So nothing to worry much about this.He has his period of fit when he can speak without knowing what and where he is speaking.The only big Q is how doctors can treat his long loose tongue which grows faster that the time and how may time it can cut short.A sorry and hopeless situation for Aaptards.
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                  R.sethumadhavan
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                  He immediately needs councilng
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                    SubbuI
                    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:50 am
                    EVEN KEJARIWAL PHONE IS TAPPED. DOES HE KNOW THAT?lt;br/gt;NALAYAK N MODI DON'T TRUST EVEN HIS SHADOW.HE IS PANAROID LIKE GERMAN DICTATOR HITLER.lt;br/gt;We heared that KEJRIWAL TOO NEVER TRUST THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE TO HIM.SO HE GOT HIS WIFE PHONE TAPPED.
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                      Vikrant
                      Oct 31, 2016 at 9:32 am
                      People also say that kejriwal takes money for his wife and dau but when we heard such nonsense taking inspiration from Kejriwal we demanded proof and there were none. Can kejriwal produce proof of what he has said? If not then we were also wrong to ask for oroof and believed what people had told about him
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                        Anurag Srivastava
                        Oct 31, 2016 at 10:17 am
                        Kejriwal hamesha se kaam chor raha hai. Woh Indian Revenue Service me that file pending rakhta tha aur aye din chhuti leta rahta tha. Kabhi jara bahar ghume aur shahar ke safai kareya. If the system provided for seeking approval of the Governor before issuing orders. He could have easily send the file on time to the Governor and if at the time the latter dela, then the blame could be laid. You are criticizing the Governor for having issued order before showing it to the Governor. By now all his proposals would have been cleared and he would have no reason to blame to somebody.
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                          Anurag Srivastava
                          Oct 31, 2016 at 10:20 am
                          Kejriwal hamesha se kaam chor raha hai. Woh Indian Revenue Service me tha file pending rakhta tha aur aye din chhuti leta rahta tha. Kabhi jara bahar ghume aur shahar ke safai kareya. The system provided for seeking approval of the Governor before issuing orders. He could have easily sent the file on time to the Governor and if at the time the latter dela, then the blame could be laid. You are uncessarily criticizing the Governor, for Kejriwal's fault of having issued order before showing it to the Governor. It is quite possible that by now all his proposals would have been cleared and he would have no reason to blame anybody.
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                            Rajesh
                            Oct 31, 2016 at 8:55 am
                            We know he is haramkhor then why he every times proves himself. Let us write an email or letter to him that he is haramkhor and ia, Because he always asks for proof.
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                              arun
                              Oct 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm
                              Got some sticks from the judges in the last few weeks. Now he is acting as if he is batting for the judges. Kejriwal is a cunning wolf. Nation, beware.
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                                avd
                                Oct 31, 2016 at 1:51 pm
                                Time is not for away when Arvind Kejriwal even will support ISI activities in India or will become its agent to damage India's image and also may take help of it to retain power in Delhi.Such a crook and dishonest CM ever seen in Indian History.He wants damage relation between Modi Govt and Indian Judiciary that is why he made such statement.Therefore people of Punjab and Goa must be careful about him before thinking of AAP to bring to power specially Punjab which is a border of stan.
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                                  Arvind
                                  Oct 31, 2016 at 3:23 pm
                                  Whenever and whereever Arvind Kejriwal gets chance to attack Modi Govt he will not leave any opportunity to do so.However of late the people of India do NOT take him so seriously.Everyone knows he is frustrated CM as such he tries to bring rift between Govt and Judiciary.
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                                    Arvind
                                    Oct 31, 2016 at 3:12 pm
                                    Whenever and whereever Arvind Kejriwal gets chance to attack Modi Govt he will not leave any opportunity to do so.However of late the people of India does take him so seriously.Everyone knows he is frustrated CM as such he tries to bring rift between Govt and Judiciary.
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                                      Arvind
                                      Nov 1, 2016 at 4:33 am
                                      Once upon time Arvind Kejriwal had an agenda of Corruption,Lokpal Bill which he used to talk 24x7x365. But same agenda has been completely changed now his agenda is only barks at Narendra Modi 24x7x365 thus gains publicity not in India but in stan.
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                                        Raj
                                        Oct 31, 2016 at 3:26 pm
                                        I bet Modi himself is sitting in a room next doors, listening to all of Mr Kejriwal's phonecalls.
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                                          raja
                                          Oct 31, 2016 at 10:51 am
                                          Kejriwal is the only CM in India without work - He takes his pay and perks and talks some rubbish if not gets himself admitted to some clinic for treatment probably at tax payers expense. God Bless Delhi
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                                            Pawar RS
                                            Oct 31, 2016 at 9:39 am
                                            Most of us thought this Jadoowalla is dead and gone but now he has again spoken err. Punjad Elexshun
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