New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar's name is included in the list of Indian dignitaries being watched by China. The other names reportedly included in the list are Union External Affairs Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Amitabh Kant and Venu Rajamony.

Reacting to this, the Chinese company Shenzen Zhenhua has come out with a statement claiming there is no illegal surveillance. The Chinese side conveyed that Shenzen Zhenhua is a private company and had stated its position publicly. A representative of Shenzen Zhenhua has stated that the information stored was based on social media information and has nothing to do with the Chinese military.

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The Central Government decided to look into the matter after reports were received that the Chinese institution is monitoring Indians holding important positions, including the President and the Prime Minister.

Congress leader KC Venugopal during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, raised the issue that some Indian leaders were being spied on by Chinese companies and asked the government what it was doing in this regard.

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Replying to this, external affairs minister S Jaishankar had said that the government has constituted an expert committee under the National Cyber Security Coordinator to study these reports and evaluate their implications.