Pegasus Case: Supreme Court Questions Parallel Debate On Social Media

By SM .10 Aug, 2021




NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court told petitioners seeking a probe into the Pegasus scandal that they should "have faith in the system" and refrain from participating in "parallel debates on social media".


The court urged the petitioners, who include opposition leaders and senior journalists, "whatever you have to say, say it in court".


"Once you approach the court, have a proper debate here," the court said.


The court also postponed further hearing on the Pegasus petitions to Monday, after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the government, sought more time.


Last week, in its first hearing of a clutch of petitions asking for investigations into the Pegasus scandal, the Supreme Court said allegations the spyware being used to target opposition leaders, journalists, and others are "serious if newspaper reports are correct".