Snoopgate involves allegations that Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government had launched a secret surveillance on a woman architect in Gujarat.  

The Supreme Court also refused to stay proceedings of the committee appointed by the Gujarat government to probe the issue, and told the father of the girl to approach the Gujarat High Court to quash further investigations.

The woman architect and her father had on Tuesday approached the Apex Court to immediately stall the Centre's proposed judicial commission on the row and also scrap the existing two-member commission constituted by the Gujarat government.

Seeking to stall any inquiry commission from undertaking probe into snoopgate, the woman - an architect - and her father have invoked their fundamental right to privacy and live with dignity as grounds for calling a halt to any move to investigate the surveillance of the woman by the Gujarat police on the alleged instruction of higher ups.

The entire matter came to light following an expose by two news portals of the alleged telephonic conversations between now BJP national general secretary Amit Shah, who was then state home minister, and two top state police officials about surveillance on the woman in 2009.   


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