The government has junked away media reports which claimed that phone numbers of Indian journalists appeared in a list that is believed to be possible candidates for surveillance using ‘Pegasus’.
New Delhi: Reports of Pegasus hacking software spying on journalists have once again allowed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to launch a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his last tweet, Rahul Gandhi wrote: “We know what he read, all on your phone! #Pegasus.”
He then tagged his July 16 tweet saying, “I wonder what you’re reading these days.”
Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said the government was “tapping on jeevi” and had not even spared the leadership of the RSS and that it was “Detective Sarkar”.
According to The Wire, the spy database revealed the names of 40 journalists, three major opposition figures, a constitutional authority, two sitting ministers in Narendra Modi’s government, current and former heads and officials of security organizations, and dozens of businessmen report on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the government dumped news reports claiming that the phone numbers of more than 40 Indian journalists were on a list who would be possible candidates for surveillance using the manufactured ‘Pegasus’ spyware. in Israel.
In an official statement released on Sunday, the central government said the report appeared to be a “fishing expedition, based on speculation and exaggeration aimed at slandering Indian democracy and its institutions.”
“The Indian government’s response to a right to an information request on the use of Pegasus has been widely reported by the media and is in itself sufficient to counter any malicious allegations regarding the alleged association between the Indian government and Pegasus.”, indicates the official press release.