Congress red-faced: Even after ‘snooping’ uproar, Rahul may have to tell cops his eye, hair colour

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May 29, 2015

NEW DELHI – Even though the alleged 'snooping' on Rahul Gandhi had created uproar in the Parliament in March, the Congress vice-president might still have to tell the colour of his eyes, gait, shoe size and other features to the Delhi police.

May 29, 2015

NEW DELHI – Even though the alleged 'snooping' on Rahul Gandhi had created uproar in the Parliament in March, the Congress vice-president might still have to tell the colour of his eyes, gait, shoe size and other features to the Delhi police.

Delhi police visits Rahul Gandhi’s residence – Congress alleges political espionage

Delhi police have decided not to relax the requirement for 'protected persons' to give details for security reasons, according to The Times of India.

Earlier in March, a Delhi Police team had visited the residence of Rahul Gandhi to enquire about an incident in which some policemen had sought details of his appearance in a case of alleged profiling.

A team, led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal, had visited Gandhi's Tughlak Lane residence to enquire about the incident and the sequence of events.

The team had also checked the pictures of the policemen who had visited Rahul Gandhi's residence and had enquired about the colour of the Congress leader's eyes and hair.

Opposition parties in Parliament had vociferously protested this 'snooping' on Rahul Gandhi, with the government dismissing their contention saying they were making a "mountain out of what is not even a molehill", leading the Congress to walk out of Rajya Sabha.

Congress leader Anand Sharma had accused the government of tapping phones of political leaders, judges and others through imported devices and had demanded an inquiry monitored by the Supreme Court into the snooping issue.

The government had maintained in both the Houses that Delhi Police personnel had recently visited Rahul's residence to collect information on him as part of a transparent security profiling that was used to profile 526 other VIPs, including former Prime Ministers and Sonia Gandhi since UPA rule.

Even though the Delhi police will now give VIPs an option of not filling the form which asks for their details, officials said that it would not be good for the VIP if he or she opted to not reveal information, according to TOI.


Courtesy: PTI