Scotland Yard cleared of bugging Muslim MP
Scotland Yard was not breaking the law when it bugged a Muslim MP on two separate occasions as he visited a constituent in prison, an official report released today has found.
The report shows that police monitored conversations between Labour MP for Tooting, Sadiq Khan, while he was meeting Babar Ahmad, a terrorism suspect, in prison.
However the report, by Sir Christopher Rose, the surveillance commissioner, cleared Scotland Yard of any wrongdoing after concerns were raised that the operation may have broken the law.
It found that Khan's discussions with Ahmad in Woodhill prison were bugged on two separate occasions between May 21 2005 and in June 2006 and will show that police officers at all levels were aware of the ongoing operation.
However, the report shows that the police followed all relevant procedures and that the so-called Wilson's doctrine, which forbids the bugging of MPs, had not been broken.
1) Scotland Yard cleared of bugging Muslim MP