- Published on 06 December 2013
Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the legality of Justice Sugna Bhatt Commission, set up by the state government to probe the snooping episode, was filed in today before the Gujarat High court today.
The petition filed by advocate Girish Das contended that the probe panel will only investigate the surveillance case pertaining to the ex- IAS officer and one lady. The surveillance was allegedly ordered by the then Minister of state for Home affairs Amit shah to fulfill one ‘Saheb’s demand. Shah had allegedly used some IPS officers’ service to snoop over the IAS officer and the lady.
Das argued before the high court that under section 3 of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, under which the probe panel was set, does not extend to public interest, as the panel will only investigate the single snooping incident.
Besides that, as per the media reports there are 93000 persons, whose phones were allegedly tapped by the state government during last six months. The petitioner demanded CBI inquiry in all those snooping cases.
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