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Snooping case: Father of woman tells NCW no probe needed

Last updated on: November 20, 2013 00:01 IST

Father of the woman, who was allegedly snooped on by the Gujarat police on the orders of a key Narendra Modi aide, has told the National Commission of Women that his daughter does not want any probe into the issue as there was no encroachment on her privacy.

"It is an earnest wish of my daughter that no further probe (in snooping issue) is necessary as being politically demanded," he said today in a letter to NCW and Gujarat State Commission for Women.

"I, on behalf of my daughter, urge that whatever help was rendered upon my request was within her knowledge and in her own interest, safety and security, and there has been no encroachment on her privacy as sought to be made out," he said in the two-page letter.

"My daughter is an architect and educated person. She is married and deeply perturbed by the intrusion upon her personal life and privacy. With a view to ensure that her anonymity and whereabouts remain out of public gaze, she has requested me to write this letter to the honourable NCW on her behalf and at her request," he said.

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

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

“In 2009, due to personal and family reasons, I had made a request to the chief minister, Gujarat to take steps in my daughter's interest. Considering the fact that the issues bothering me and my family were personal in nature, I deemed it fit to make an oral request to the chief minister (Modi) as political head of the state of Gujarat with whom I have long standing relations spread over two decades", he said.

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