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Gujarat High Court quashes ‘snoopgate’ probe commission

The commission was set up to probe the alleged snooping of a woman architect by Modi government.

Written by Satish Jha | Updated: October 10, 2014 4:38:30 pm
Guj-court-L The commission was set up to probe the alleged snooping of a woman architect by Modi government. (Source: PTI)

The Gujarat High Court on Friday quashed the Sugnya Bhatt commission that was set up by former chief minister Narendra Modi. The commission was set up to probe the alleged snooping of a woman architect which was revealed by Delhi-based news portals.

The then minister of state for home Amit Shah, IPS officers GL Singhal and AK Sharma among others figure in the purported taped conversation. Following the revelation the red faced Modi government in a notification ordered for setting up a commission headed by Sugnya Bhatt, retired High Court judge, the other member being retired IAS officer KC Kapoor.

The woman’s father Pranlal Soni had moved Supreme Court against the commission. The apex court directed Soni to approach the Gujarat High Court. Recently, Soni moved a special civil application before the High Court.

While setting aside the commission, single bench of justice Paresh Upadhyay observed that the commission was not in the public interest.

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