Chetan Sharma sting operation: Right to privacy vs public interest

Chairman of Indian men's cricket team Chetan Sharma giving out classified information sparks debate

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Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
The incident of Chairman of the Senior Selection Committee of men’s cricket, Chetan Sharma, who was caught in a controversy on Tuesday after he revealed classified selection matters during a sting operation by a TV channel, has once again sparked a debate on the legality of sting operations.

Legal experts said in cases of entrapment and sting operations, a right balance needed to be achieved between the right to privacy and public interest. Though sting operations are not mentioned specifically in acts and regulations, judicial opinion on the subject has surfaced time and again.

In the case of People’s Union for Civil Liberties versus The Union of India, the Supreme Court laid down the comprehensive directions that the government must

First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 8:45 PM IST

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