New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed technical committee was today granted four more weeks to submit its report on the investigation being carried out into the Pegasus row.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said that the process by the technical committee would be over by May end, and thereafter, the supervising judge should be informed.
The supervising judge would then study and finalise the technical committee’s report, and submit it to the court for the perusal of the bench by June 20, 2022, it said.
“Standard operating procedure for testing the ‘infected devices’ will be finalised too,” the Supreme Court said.
The technical committee told the top court that it has examined 29 mobile phones for spyware, and also has recorded statements of some petitioners, activists and journalists.
The top court will next hear the matter in July, 2022.
The Supreme court, in October 2021, had ordered a probe into the alleged use of spyware.
The Pegasus row erupted last year after an international media consortium reported that over 300 verified Indian mobile phone numbers were on the list of potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus spyware.