New Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The Supreme Court Thursday said it will hear a PIL challenging the government’s notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system, “as and when required”. Also Read - Assam Reports First COVID-19 Case, Begins Rapid Search Over Suspected Cases From Delhi Mosque Event
The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul and advocate M L Sharma. The petitioner in the matter said that his PIL should be heard urgently. Also Read - Coronavirus: Assam Reports First COVID-19 Case, 4-year-old Tests Positive in Jorhat
“We will see. As and when required we will list the matter,” the bench told Sharma. Also Read - Gogoi Takes Oath Amid 'Shame, Shame' Chants; Grossly Unfair, Says RS Prasad
The 10 agencies notified under the new order are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (for Income Tax Department), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Bureau of Investigation, National Investigation Agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, Directorate of Signal Intelligence (in service areas of J-K, North East and Assam) and Delhi Police commissioner.
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