Aarti Dhar

PORT BLAIR: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said tapping of telephones was a ``serious matter'' and it should be ``given a thought.''

``There are no two opinions that there should be no tapping of telephones,'' he said when asked to respond to the demand of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh that a special task force be constituted to look into tapping of phones.

Dr. Singh said he learnt about Mr. Singh's demand from newspaper reports. He had been away from New Delhi for the past two days and was yet to ascertain the exact details, he added.

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