Kolkata: The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, said on Monday that her government has established a two-person investigation committee to investigate allegations of espionage by politicians, officials and journalists using the Israeli spyware Pegasus.
At a special cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister during the day, it was decided to form a group of retired judges as members.
“The center forms a consultation committee or orders the court probe to examine the case of this phone. But the center is sitting on an idol … So we’re going to discover the problem,” said Mamata, cm Mamata was here At a press conference here.
“Under the leadership of Senior Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur and ex-Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court, Jyotirmay Bhattacharya, we’ve launched the commission. They will monitor illegal hacking, monitoring, surveillance, recording mobile phones etc,” she added.
The two-person committee will be chaired by the former President of the Calcutta High Court, Jyotirmay Bhattacharya. Former Supreme Court Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur is another member.
“The names of people from West Bengal have appeared on the Pegasus target list. The center is trying to spy on everyone. The committee will find detailed information about this illegal piracy,” added CM.
After media reports that Pegasus spyware was used to invade telephones and monitor political leaders, government officials, and journalists, large-scale political disputes broke out in the country and the rest of the world.