Decision on conducting probe on snoopgate soon: Shinde

Union Minster Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said that the Home Ministry is examining the Gujarat snoopgate case and a decision on conducting a probe will be taken soon.

Updated: Dec 19, 2013, 14:35 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Union Minster Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said that the Home Ministry is examining the Gujarat snoopgate case and a decision on conducting a probe will be taken soon.

The Gujarat government led by Narendra Modi has set up a commission to inquire into the allegations of snooping by Gujarat`s official agencies of a young woman, reportedly at the behest of an unnamed "sahib".

The state government had, on November 25, formed a two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd.) Sugnya Bhatt and former IAS officer K C Kapoor, to probe the alleged snooping scandal.

Two investigative news portals, Cobrapost.com and Gulail.com had claimed on November 15 that Shah, then Minister of State for Home, had ordered illegal surveillance of the woman at the behest of one "Saheb".

They had released taped conversations between Shah and suspended IPS officer G L Singhal to support their claim, but said that their authenticity could not be confirmed.