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
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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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    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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