Snooping scandal: MHA examining NGOs’ letter

Narendra Modi,is under scanner for allegedly misusing the state machinery to snoop on the woman.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 11, 2013 1:13 am

The Ministry of Home Affairs is examining a letter sent by a group of NGOs seeking action in connection with Gujarat’s snooping scandal allegedly involving former state minister Amit Shah.

Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said,“We have received reference from the President and it is being examined.”

More than two dozen NGOs and women’s groups have demanded action in the letter signed by 45 representatives.

The letter was first submitted to the President,who in turn forwarded it to the Union home ministry. Two news portals,Cobrapost and Gulail,had claimed on November 15 that former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah had ordered illegal surveillance of a woman at the behest of one “saheb”.

The Union home ministry has maintained that it cannot initiate probe into the illegal surveillance,which was carried out for nearly a month in 2009.

Shah,a close aide of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,is under scanner for allegedly misusing the state machinery to snoop on the woman.

Meanwhile,speaking on the Supreme Court ruling that red beacons should be allowed to be used only by persons holding constitutional posts and high dignitaries,Shinde said he has not seen the order and the government will examine it.

Talking about the situation in Muzaffarnagar after the communal riots,Shinde said the Centre will obtain a report on from the state government.

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