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Pegasus row: Centre cites national security, draws CJI’s strong response

The government on Monday (Sept 13) said “it had nothing to hide” but cited “national security” to tell the Supreme Court it would not file a detailed affidavit in response to petitions seeking a formal inquiry into the Pegasus spyware scandal, media reported.

“Filing (an affidavit) and making it public discourse is not possible (as it) will affect national security... We cannot let terrorists know what software is used...,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a three-member bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana.