Gujarat govt forms 2-member committee to probe snooping allegations

Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Nov 26: Under pressure from all the quarters, pertaining to an alleged snooping on a woman by Gujarat police, the Gujarat government has decided to set up a 2-member panel, which is likely to headed by a retired woman judge of the Ahmedabad High Court.

According to a report by, the panel would be formed by the Gujarat High Court judge Sugnyaben K Bhatt and KC Kapoor, who is the former Additional Chief Secretary of the state.

State Finance Minister, Nitin Patel said,"We have formed a commission to inquire into the allegations of security provided to the young woman."

Congress shrugs off the committee saying this is just an eyewash.

Meanwhile, BJP party opposition believes that the panel is just an eyewash and a damage control exercise. Congress has further suggested BJP to give Narendra Modi's Prime Ministrial candidature a second thought.

Apart from Congress, the other quarters that are closing down on Modi include suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma who alleged that the phone of a woman was being tapped illegaly at the behest of the Gujarat Chief Minister.

A statement provided by the Gujarat government said,"After considering all aspects of the case, the state government has decided to get the matter inquired in the larger public interest to gather, assimilate and establish the truth. Thus, the Government of Gujarat has constituted a two-member Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Inquiries Act, 1952 to inquire into and report on the said incident(s)," a Gujarat government statement said.

The snoopy tape referred to Modi as "Saheb" where Amit Shah is allegedly heard giving orders to IPS officer GL Singha to snoop on a lady architect in Bangalore. Meanwhile, the father of the girl issued a statement to the Gujarat government and to the National Commission for Women cleared all clouds over the case, saying that it was he who requested the government to give his daughter protection and that there was no case of stalking here.

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