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Phone tap hole in terror law

New Delhi, Oct. 30: Telephone intercepts of conversations between three accused in the Parliament attack case could not be treated as evidence under the anti-terrorism Act, Delhi High Court held today.

The court ruled that the intercepted conversations could be used as evidence only under the Evidence Act, the Telegraph Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Justice M.A. Khan’s ruling is being described as a major setback for the prosecution as Delhi police’s special cell was banking on phone intercepts as primary evidence to pin suspended Delhi University lecturer Sayed Abdul Geelani and Navjot Sandhu. Sandhu is the wife of Shaukat Hussain, another accused in this case. ( )

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