Amidst several claims on Pegasus spyware, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, informed that the West Bengal government has set up an inquiry commission to probe the Pegasus spyware row.
She noted that the decision was taken at a cabinet meeting.
Supreme Court judge M.B. Lokur and former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya are the two members of the inquiry commission.
Mamata Banerjee stated, “We had hoped that Centre will start an inquiry in the Pegasus row under the supervision of the Supreme Court. But this government did nothing even when Parliament is on, therefore before going to Delhi, we have taken the decision to set up an inquiry commission at a cabinet meeting today. West Bengal is the first state to set up an inquiry commission.”
The chief minister claimed that as there were ‘aggrieved parties’ in the state whose phones had been put under surveillance, the commission would look into the matter.
In the past week, Mamata Banerjee urged the Supreme Court to take Suo moto cognizance on the issue.
The chief minister is scheduled to leave for Delhi, later in the day. At the national Capital she is likely to meet the leaders of the opposition parties.