Karnataka orders CBI probe into phone tapping scandal

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The Karnataka state government has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to take up investigation of illegal, unauthorised and unwanted interception of phone calls made by political leaders from August 1st last year till July last month. An order in this regard was issued yesterday by the state.

According to this order, CBI is asked to probe associates and relatives of political leaders belonging to the ruling and the opposition, besides government servants whose phones were tapped.

Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has been accused of sanctioning the phone tapping during his tenure when his government was facing crisis after series of resignation letters were submitted by 17 MLAs from Congress and JD(S). Kumaraswamy has however denied the charges. (AIR NEWS)

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