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Snooping controversy: Gujarat Police refuse to file FIR against Modi, Shah

Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: January 6, 2014 5:13 pm | Updated: January 7, 2014 12:52 pm

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In a fresh twist into the snooping controversy involving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his close aide Amit Shah, the Ahmedabad Police on Monday refused to file an FIR against Modi and Shah.

According to reports, suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma wanted to file the FIR against the two. Undeterred by the refusal by the Ahmedabad Police, Sharma, who is also a staunch-critic of the Modi government, said that he would move court if there is no FIR.

Sharma, who is also involved in the snooping controversy, is already fighting against the state government in the Supreme Court. He had filed a plea in the apex court urging it to order a CBI inquiry into the contentious audio tapes aired by newsportals Cobrapost and Gulail featuring alleged illegal surveillance of a woman architect.

These audiotapes spilled the beans on how state police and Shah had put the woman under surveillance by the order of one “saheb.” Sharma claimed that he knew the relationship between the “saheb” and the woman.

The Centre has said that it will inquire into alleged misuse of state machinery in Gujarat in the wake of alleged “snooping” on the woman.

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