Enough guidelines to govern telephonic surveillance, Delhi HC disposes of plea for guidelines on phone tapping

Aditi Singh July 8 2019
Telephonic surveillance

The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking formulation of guidelines on "tracing, tapping and surveillance" of phone calls after recording that there were enough guidelines in place to govern the issue.

Taking note of the Central Government's affidavit in the plea, a Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar observed that the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and its Rules provided for the mechanism of phone surveillance.

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