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9,000 phones, 500 emails intercepted per month in 2013 during UPA tenure, says RTI

The RTI application was received in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on July 12, 2013.

9,000 phones, 500 emails intercepted per month in 2013 during UPA tenure, says RTI

In a shocking revelation, at least 9,000 phones and 500 emails were intercepted each month after orders by the Central government during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, according to an RTI.

"On an average, between 7,500 to 9,000 orders for interception of telephones are issued by Central Government per month. On an average, between 300 to 500 orders for interception of emails are issued by Central Government per month," news agency ANI reported quoting the 2013 RTI.

The RTI application was received in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on July 12, 2013.