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Tuesday 26 September 2017
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Vigilance Department to investigate phone tapping issue

However, opposition BJP had forced to stall the first day of house over phone tapping issue as they were demanding debate on it, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh stated to probe the case by the state Vigilance Department.

While interacting with press at Vidhan Sabha Singh said that the matter would be investigated and those behind the illegal phone tapping would be held accountable. A case would be registered after the probe was completed. Singh said that BJP regime had crossed all limits and even the room in which he stayed at the Himachal Bhawan in Chandigarh was bugged. He stated that Govt would take this matter to logical conclusion and those who found guilty, would not be spared.

Virbhadra Singh said that leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal, who was in charge of the house, and the two police officers, during whose tenure telephones were intercepted, could not absolve themselves of their responsibility.

He also denounced the BJP tactics to disrupt proceedings of the house on the very first day of the session and said it was the guilt factor which had forced the party to adopt such posture on the issue. Singh claimed that opposition has no real issue to raise in the house. He said that such approach would not take it anywhere.

On the other side, Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal has dared Virbhadra Singh to prove his involvement in this case. He accused Singh and his ministers for making false statements and said that alleged that the Congress leaders was misleading the people to derive political mileage

Dhumal said the BJP had been demanding a probe by a sitting High Court Judge into the phone tapping issue so that the truth could be revealed and action taken against the guilty.



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