Pegasus Project: Instead of ordering probe, Centre is defending NSO, says Gaurav Gogoi

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi reacted on 'Pegasus Project' media report issue. He said that instead of ordering a probe, the Central Government is defending the NSO Group (The Israeli surveillance firm that sells the spyware Pegasus). He said, “Govt's response has been disappointing. Instead of ordering a probe under judicial oversight, GoI is defending NSO. Former IT Minister had said in Parliament that an enquiry has been done into NSO by CERT-In. What happened to that probe?.” “The same govt which ordered a probe into NSO is now defending it. Former IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wanted a probe and the current IT Minister is defending it. This shows two opposite stands (of the Centre),” he added. It comes after some media reports have claimed that cellphones of around 40 Indian journalists were tapped by using Israeli spyware 'Pegasus' by an unknown agency.

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