Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
Minister parries query, cites laws granting such power.
The Centre said it has the power to intercept, monitor and decrypt any information in the interest of the country based on certain conditions.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday did not provide a direct answer when asked in the Lok Sabha if it had used the Pegasus spyware to intercept WhatsApp calls and messages of Indians activists and journalists.
DID CENTRE EVER SNOOP ON WHATSAPP CALLS? HOME MINISTRY AVOIDS ANSWERING DIRECTLY
The Wire / by The Wire Staff
In response to a question raised on Pegasus in parliament, the home ministry merely said that it has the powers to conduct lawful surveillance under the IT Act and Telegraph Act.
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday avoided directly answering a question raised in parliament on whether it had ever used the controversial Pegasus software to tap on WhatsApp calls and messages in this country.