The Gujarat police on Monday refused to accept a complaint filed by the suspended IAS officer Pradeep Kumar Sharma against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the former Home Minister Amit Shah in a surveillance case.

Mr. Sharma said the police first refused to accept the complaint and later offered the explanation that the issue was sub judice and was already before a Central government-appointed inquiry committee.

Mr. Sharma later said he would approach a court.

Two news portals, Cobrapost and Gulail, claimed on November 15 that Mr. Shah had ordered surveillance on a woman at the behest of “saheb”.

No head for panel yet

The Central government is yet to decide on a judge to head the Commission of Inquiry on the case, approved by the Union Cabinet over a week ago, as there appears to be complications over bringing out the commission’s findings ahead of the Lok Sabha election.

The Union Cabinet had on December 26 approved the setting up of a commission of inquiry headed by a retired Supreme Court judge or a former Chief Justice of a High Court.