New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the
leakage of telephonic conversations of some high-profile
people, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday appeared to disapprove phone tapping.
"We want to see a happy India where all the people
can live and enjoy the goods of freedom. Not that my telephone is tapped. What can I say on the phone," he said here after launching a book written by MDMK chief Vaiko.
After the phone conversations involving corporate
lobbyists were leaked, the Central Board of Direct Taxes,
which had recorded them, has started inquiring into alleged
leak of tapes of telephone conversations between corporate
lobbyist Niira Radia and politicians, journalists and
The sanction to the CBDT for tappings was given by the
The secret tapes had come into the public domain
recently after certain media groups published transcripts of
Tata group chief Ratan Tata, in a petition before the
Supreme Court yesterday, has contended that the leakage of the tapes in public domain have infringed upon his fundamental Right to Privacy.