Since the petitioners include senior politicians and journalists, the Supreme Court urged the petitioners: “whatever you have to say, say it in court”.
In the second hearing on multiple petitions seeking probe into the Pegasus scandal, the Apex Court on Tuesday told petitioners that they should “have faith in the system” and refrain from participating in “parallel debates on social media”.
Since the petitioners include senior politicians and journalists, the Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant urged the petitioners: “whatever you have to say, say it in court”.
“Once you approach the court, have a proper debate here,” the court said.
After Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the government, sought more time, the top court postponed further hearing on the Pegasus petitions to Monday.
Earlier, in the last hearing, the SC had observed that the allegations of snooping are serious if the reports regarding it are correct.
The SC bench, in the last hearing, had asked several questions at the outset to Sr Adv Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Editors Guild of India and senior journalists N. Ram and Sashi Kumar.
“Before going into all that, we have certain questions. No doubt, the allegations are serious, if the reports are true,” the CJI had observed, while also raising the issue of delay, saying the matter had come to light way back in 2019.
The bench had directed the lawyers to serve a copy of their petitions to the Centre. The matter will be heard next on Tuesday and the Centre has to be present at the hearing.
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