Mamata Banerjee: Panel with Justice Lokur, ex-SC Judge, to probe Pegasus row.


Making an aggressive new move in her ongoing tussle with the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a commission of inquiry into the alleged surveillance of phones using the Pegasus spyware developed by the Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group.

Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur, and former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Justice (retd) Jyotirmay Bhattacharya, have been appointed as members of the commission.

Banerjee made the announcement shortly before she left for Delhi on a three-day visit during which she will meet several leaders of the Opposition to explore ways to build a front against the BJP before the Lok Sabha elections of 2024.

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