Alok Verma: Phones of ex-CBI chief Alok Verma too on snoop list | India News
NEW DELHI: After the federal government determined to take away Alok Verma because the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief, his three telephone numbers have been allegedly famous by an unnamed company which was identified to be a consumer of the Pegasus spy ware, an internet portal mentioned in a report on Thursday.
‘The Wire’ reported that “along with Verma, the personal telephone numbers of his wife, daughter and sonin-law would eventually get placed on the list too, making it a total of 8 numbers from this one family”.
The report additionally mentioned that the numbers of two different senior CBI officers — Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer and A Okay Sharma — have been added to the alleged database. Asthana now heads the Border Security Force. “NSO insists the leaked database has nothing to do with the company or with Pegasus. Verma was unwilling to participate in this story, so forensics on the telephones linked to him — the only way of conclusively establishing whether they were targeted or infected with Pegasus — could not be carried out,” mentioned the report. The web site mentioned the telephone numbers of Asthana, Sharma, Verma and his members of the family figured within the leaked database for a brief interval.