Pegasus Case: On June 20, 2022, a bench led by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked the technical committee to submit its findings to the supervising judge.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed technical committee was given four extra weeks today to present its report on the Pegasus investigation.
A bench led by Chief Justice N V Ramana stated that the technical committee’s work will be completed by the end of May, and that the supervising judge would be notified.
The supervising judge would next evaluate and finalise the technical committee’s findings before submitting it to the court for the bench’s review by June 20, 2022.
The Supreme Court further stated that “standard operational procedures for testing the ‘infected gadgets’ shall be finalised.”
The technical team informed the Supreme Court that it had analysed 29 mobile phones for spyware and recorded statements from certain petitioners, activists, and journalists.
The case will be heard again by the Supreme Court in July 2022.
In October 2021, the Supreme Court ordered an investigation into the alleged deployment of spyware.
Last year, an international media consortium stated that over 300 verified Indian mobile phone numbers were on the list of Pegasus and potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus spyware.