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Government rejects Yashwant Sinha's phone tapping allegations

September 1, 2012 - New Delhi

In the wake of phone tapping allegations made by BJP leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, the government has strongly rejected the allegations saying that his telephone nor the those of his family members were tapped. Yashwant Sinha, on Friday at Ranchi, alleged that the government has tapped his phones of those of his family members after he raised the issue of the Aircel-Maxis deal against the then home minister P Chidambaram.

Union Home Secretary RK Singh said, "We have never tapped telephones of Sinha or his family members. This is absolutely wrong and totally incorrect. There is no question of telephones of Sinha or his family members being tapped. No such proposal has ever come to me,"

The Home Secretary said that the central agencies can tap phones only with his permission. Interceptions of telephone will be given permission on the basis of requests and justification of the security agencies.

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