The Center on Thursday decided to set up inquiry Commission into Gujrat government’s surveillance of a young woman.
The Union Cabinet took the decision under the Commissions of Inquiry Act under which the Modi government has already set up a similar panel.
“The Cabinet has approved a proposal to set up a Commission of Inquiry under Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, to look into the incidents of physical/electronic surveillance in the states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi, allegedly without authorisation,” an official release said.
The Central Commission is likely to be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge and will be asked to submit its report within three months, official sources said.
The Centre’s decision overrules the contention of the Gujarat government that the matter was a state subject and that it has already appointed a Commission to probe it.