A PIL was filed on November 24 in the Supreme Court of Justice that Government notification authorization. 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and crack any computer system.
The petition filed by defender Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to nullify the government’s December 20 notification.
According to the government’s notification, 10 central polling and probing agencies are now empowered under the Information Technology (IT) Law to intercept and analyze computers, Interior Ministry officials said.
The 10 agencies notified under the new order are the Intelligence Office, the Narcotics Control Office, the Compliance Directorate, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (for the Income Tax Department), the Revenue Intelligence Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation, National Investigation Agency, National Investigation Agency, Analysis Wing, Directorate of Signals Intelligence (in JK, Northeast and Assam service areas) and Delhi Police Commissioner