‘SC PANEL MONITORING PEGASUS MATTER; REPORT AWAITED’
NEW DELHI, Jan 29: A central government source on Saturday said that the matter related to Pegasus software is being monitored by a committee under the Supreme Court and its report is awaited.
The source said that the inquiry committee — set up under the supervision of retired Supreme Court judge RV Raveendran — has also published a newspaper advertisement on January 2 calling for submission of phones by people who claim their devices were infected by Pegasus.
“Matter (is) already with the Supreme Court. The court has constituted a committee under the supervision of retired judge Raveendran. The committee’s report (is) awaited,” the source said.
According to a report in The New York Times, the Israeli spyware Pegasus and a missile system were the ‘centerpieces’ of a roughly USD 2-billion deal of sophisticated weapons and intelligence gear between India and Israel in 2017.