'No Judicial Scrutiny of Intel Agencies'

Published: 24th February 2016 05:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2016 05:22 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a PIL that sought to bring intelligence agencies — IB, R&AW and NTRO — under judicial scanner stating that this may dent national security. “We are not inclined to entertain this petition. Trying to get into the domain of intelligence may create dent in national security,” an  SC Bench ruled.

The Bench rejected the plea of Prashant Bhushan, appearing for NGO, CPIL, which has filed the PIL  claiming that in every advanced democracies like the UK and the US, such agencies are accountable to parliamentary panels as they spend taxpayers’ money.

“What they do in the United Kingdom, we cannot practice in India,” the bench said, adding, “They (Centre and Parliament) must be having some measures. It cannot be said that they do not have any mechanism.”

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