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Top cop allowed interception of telephone calls of terrorists

Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 14:26

Mumbai: A top police official on Friday informed
a special court that he had granted sanction to intercept
telephone calls of the terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai
terror attacks.

Parambir Singh, the then additional commissioner of
police (ATS), said a subordinate officer in charge of service
had informed them that terrorists were using four mobile
phones and police wanted to intercept the calls to find out
the details of the conversation they were having with their
Pakistani handlers.
Accordingly, Singh who could accord such sanction under
Indian Telgraph Act, gave permission in this regard.

Prosecution examined Singh as a witness to show the court
that procedure for interception of telephone calls was
properly followed, Special Prosecutor Ujjawal Nikam said.
The prosecution is relying on telephonic talks between
terrorists and their handlers as evidence to show that
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba had carried out the Mumbai

The CDs of telephonic conversation of 48-hour duration
would be played in the court, Nikam said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 14:26

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