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OBITUARY-An Intrepid Protester

merely because the police have to break into private premises in order to conceal the equipment there." There is yet another aspect. Under Indian and English law, evidence no matter how improperly obtained, is admissible in court if it is relevant. In the United States it would be inadmissible. We need three minimum safeguards. One is, as in cases of searches of premises, the safeguard of a Judicial warrant The other is stringent punishment for unauthorised tapping. Lastly, evidence obtained by illegal tapping should be inadmissible in court Unless these safeguards are given statutory sanction we are condoning a system of systematic eavesdropping by the State, OBITUARY An Intrepid Protester WITH his shock of unruly gray hair, unkempt flowing silvery beard, glowing and penetrating eyes, dishevelled and, often, dirty kurta and pyjama, one could have imagined him to be anything from a seer to an agitator. In fact, his was partly both

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