BJP leader Amit Shah on Thursday steered clear of the controversy surrounding the Gujarat police’s refusal to register an FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and himself in the snooping row.

“I am not the official. The police are an independent body. The complaint will be reviewed and the right authority will conduct an enquiry,” Mr. Shah told The Hindu here.

The Gujarat police on Monday refused to register an FIR against Mr. Modi, his aide Mr. Shah and others in the snooping scandal on a complaint by suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma, who threatened to move the court. Mr. Sharma, whose name has figured in the raging row, approached the Gujarat police and sought an FIR registered but the police merely accepted his application.