The contact details of KK Sharma, a former director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF), Rajeshwar Singh, VK Jain, a pensioned Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer, a junior executive from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), and two former army officers will be included as potential targets for spying. They were listed in a dataset of 50,000 contact information that may have been chosen for monitoring by authorities that were also users of the Israel-based NSO Group, making the Pegasus surveillance ware.Forbidden Secrets, a non-profit headquartered in France, was the first to receive the dataset, which is then distributed to a group of media groups from 10 countries.
Amnesty International examined the gadgets related to at least 67 of the identities, and 37 of them provide evidence of someone being compromised by Pegasus. Ten of the 37 belonged to Indians who lived in the area. Between 2017 and 2019, the numbers of ED's contentious joint director, Rajeshwar Singh, who is presently based in Lucknow, and his family members were also chosen for prospective monitoring, according to The Wire. A lot of prominent IAS officer VK Jain, who is one of the Delhi Top Minister Arvind Kejriwal's chief cons, is also included in the information.The number of former army officers Colonel Mukul Dev (retd), was also in the database as a possible target in 2019, According to The Wire. Dev said, “I have been victimised by this government in every possible manner for fighting for the welfare of the armed forces. This is the state of the present government. I knew back in 2018 that I was under surveillance when I filed a complaint with the Punjab Police following a direct threat to me.”