New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to transfer the probe against suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma from Gujarat Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The apex court had on Tuesday refused to go into the snoopgate controversy.
Advocate Sunil Farnandes, appearing for Sharma, had submitted that his client is being targeted by the state government because his elder brother, a senior Gujarat cadre IPS officer, did not toe the line of the state government in many cases.
The state government had refuted all the allegations levelled by Sharma and had said that he was himself under surveillance because of various alleged illegal financial transactions.
The bench had, at the end of the hearing, assured Sharma that justice will be done like the apex court has done in various Gujarat cases.
"We are not concerned about which government has come or gone. We will not fail in our duty. This court has done a great work in many Gujarat cases. I have also been party to such judgement. We are not concerned about the personality," it had said.
The apex court had on May 12, 2011 taken strong exception to the submissions of Sharma aimed at tarnishing the image of then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and directed him to delete those paragraphs from the petition.
The IAS officer is facing five criminal cases including his alleged involvement in land scam registered against him since 2008 in Rajkot area.
(With additional information from PTI)