A Delhi court on Thursday denied bail to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in a case of alleged tapping of phones of employees of the National Stock Exchange, reported PTI.
On Wednesday, special Judge Sunena Sharma reserved her order on Pandey’s bail plea. Pandey had argued that he was a whistleblower who flagged suspicious activities in the National Stock Exchange, Bar and Bench reported.
Advocate Tanvir Ahmed Mir, appearing on behalf of Pandey, had said that his client had the job to flag calls that indicated any illegal activities.
“NSE employees are betting in IPL [Indian Premier League] and I am flagging those activities…What wrong did I commit?” Pandey asked the court.
He had claimed that phone-tapping instruments had been installed in the National Stock Exchange in 2012 by a company called Nexus, reported The Indian Express. The former Mumbai Police chief had also alleged that recording of phone calls was being done in several other government institutions at the time, including at banks.
“If it is not an offence there, how is it an offence here?” he argued. “Call it snooping or whatever, this is being done everywhere. The West Bengal State Distribution company has this. Why is no one…