New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by an IAS officer seeking registration of FIR against Chief Minister Narendra Modi, his aide Amit Shah and others in the snoopgate scandal.
The Gujarat rejected the petition of IAS officer Pradeep Sharma and asked him to file it in the magisterial court.
Two investigative news portals, Cobrapost.com and Gulail.com, had claimed on November 15, 2013, that Shah had ordered illegal surveillance of a woman at the behest of one "Saheb", believed to be Modi. They had released taped conversations between Shah and suspended IPS officer GL Singhal to support their claim, but said that its authenticity could not be confirmed.
The Gujarat government, however, refuted the allegations, accusing Sharma of harassing the woman and alleging that it was merely trying to protect the woman from Sharma at the behest of the woman's father, who backed the Modi government's claims.