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Instagram accounts of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's children not compromised, say IT ministry sources

Taking suo motu cognizance, the Centre ordered a probe into allegations of hacking of Instagram accounts of Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra's children.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 23, 2021 10:47 IST
Robert Vadra and Priyanka Gandhi with their daughter Miraya
Image Source : PTI (FILE)

Robert Vadra and Priyanka Gandhi with their daughter Miraya at Rajiv Gandhi's samadhi in 2015. 

Highlights

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had alleged that govt was hacking Instagram accounts of her children
  • The government ordered a probe into Priyanka Gandhi's allegations
  • Priyanka Gandhi made allegations when asked to comment on phone-tapping charges against Yogi govt

Initial investigation shows that Instagram accounts of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's children have not been compromised, Ministry of Electronics & IT sources said on Wednesday. Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the government is hacking Instagram accounts of her children.

Speaking to media while responding to opposition's phone-tapping allegations against the Yogi govt, Priyanka Gandhi Tuesday said, "They're even hacking my children's Instagram accounts, let alone phone tapping. Do they not have any other work?"

Following, Priyanka Gandhi's charge, the government ordered a probe into the matter.

Taking suo motu cognizance, the Centre ordered a probe into allegations of hacking of Instagram accounts of Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra's children.

According to sources, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology approached Instagram taking suo motu cognizance of the allegation made by Priyanka Gandhi of the hacking of the Instagram accounts of her children. Instagram has informed the ministry that the allegation is false and no complaint has been lodged from the Gandhi family or on behalf of anyone so far.

According to sources, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked the Computer Emergency Response Team to investigate the matter. Under the protocol, the team can also speak to Priyanka Gandhi and her children if required.

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Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday had accused the government of hacking the Instagram accounts of her children. After that her husband Robert Vadra threatened legal action in the matter.

In an exclusive chat with IANS over phone, Robert Vadra said on Tuesday, "We have the proof of what we are saying. We will definitely take recourse to the law. We believe in the justice system. The way this government is behaving, only legal remedy can stop it. Also, this should not happen to children."

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