NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday declined Gujarat cadre IAS officer Pradeep Sharma’s plea to travel abroad to meet his family members, who are American citizens.
The court also adjourned hearing on Sharma’s plea on snoopgate and posted it for hearing on August 4. The apex court had earlier restrained Sharma from travelling abroad.
A Bench headed by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai adjourned the hearing, saying she did not go through the contents of the sealed envelope filed before it and that the matter also needs to be discussed with Justice N V Ramama. Sharma, a 1984 batch IAS officer, had in 2011 filed the petition for handing over the cases against him to the CBI and in November, 2013, raised the snoopgate issue before the apex court.
He had alleged that the Gujarat Government was acting in a discriminatory manner against him. Countering the allegation levelled by Sharma, the state government had said that it came to know about several facts regarding large-scale suspicious financial transactions and amassing of benami properties by him.