The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government had decided to constitute a judicial commission to look into the matter around four months back but till date, no significant development has taken place in this regard. JPN/Bureau
The Home Ministry has put this issue on top in the list of a series of priorities for the upcoming government. In December 2013, the Opposition had tried to tighten the noose around Narendra Modi over an alleged case of snooping of a young woman.
After launching a number of ammos from multiple platforms, the Cabinet, during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 26th December, had decided to come up with a judicial commission to probe into the controversial issue.
The enquiry commission had to submit its report within three months, i.e., before the commencement of general elections. It’s clear that a watertight scheme was designed in order to make things difficult for Modi prior to Lok Sabha elections.
What’s indeed strange is the UPA government could not find any retired judge of High Court or Supreme Court to implement the Cabinet’s decision on surface level. A senior official of Home Ministry said that more than a dozen judges were approached to look into the Snoopgate issue but they refused to lead the ‘politically motivated’ probe against Modi.
It needs to be mentioned here that Dainik Jagran had published a story on the non-availability of judges for probe against Modi for the first time on 5th January. After failing to rattle furniture of Modi’s house via judicial commission, Pradeep Sharma, an IPS officer of Gujarat cadre appealed to the Supreme Court to initiate an enquiry into the issue by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Pradeep Sharma, who in fact faces charges of corruption and irregularities are trying to ride the wave of Snoopgate in order to present a sorry state of self. However, the Gujarat government has presented a detailed document in the Apex Court related to Sharma’s misdeeds.
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government had decided to constitute a judicial commission to look into the matter around four months back but till date, no significant development has taken place in this regard.