Hyderabad: The AP CID filed a memo in the Vijayawada court asking for directions to telecom service providers to furnish information regarding the alleged tapping of phones of Jerusalem Mattaiah, cash-for-vote scam accused and complainant in the CID case.
A top AP CID official said, “”We have speeded up the investigation in the case that has been transferred from Satyanarayanapuram police station in Vijayawada to the AP CID. We have already served notices to telecom service providers. The case pertains Jerusalem Mattaiah who alleged that the TS police and the TRS were coercing him to give a statement against AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and also bribery in the nominated MLA case.”
The officer said the memo had been filed in the court so that it would be mandatory for telecom service providers to furnish information if the court directs them.
He said four phones used by Jerusalem Mattaiah, his wife, his brother Prabhudas and Bishop Harry Sebastian were from three providers including CellOne and Airtel. “We have asked whether theses phones have been intercepted and whose behest,” he said.