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Gujarat Government panel on snoopgate an attempt to shield itself: Khetan

New Delhi: The head of an investigative portal, which reported the snooping of a woman by Narendra Modi Government in Gujarat, has alleged that the commission of inquiry set up by the state administration is
PTI January 15, 2014 23:37 IST
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New Delhi: The head of an investigative portal, which reported the snooping of a woman by Narendra Modi Government in Gujarat, has alleged that the commission of inquiry set up by the state administration is an attempt to shield itself and functionaries from charges of violating a woman's privacy.

In an affidavit filed before the commission, Ashish Khetan, head of portal Gulail, said, “The terms of reference clearly points towards an attempt to shield the state government and its functionaries from grave charges of violation of the privacy of a young woman as well as of perverting the facilities and forces available to the state government for the completely unlawful purpose of stalking a women.”

The Gujarat Government has set up an Inquiry Commission headed by retired Judge Sugnaben Bhatt to probe the snoopgate.  

“I regret to say that the commission lacks the mandate to look at the most significant public interest concern,” Khetan said.