Kolkata: In a major setback to the TMC’s Mamata Government, the CBI registered an FIR in Narada sting case naming 13 accused persons on Monday. It was asked by the Supreme Court to probe Narada sting and their one month deadline ends on Monday.
The FIRs had been lodged against Trinamool ministers, MPs and they have been charged under prevention of corruption act and under conspiracy too. The CBI probed the footage of Narada sting and after going through the footage the FIR was filed.
Two Trinamool MPs Sudip Banerjee and Tapas Pal are already in the CBI custody for their alleged link in chit fund scam.
CBI officials said that there is prima facie evidence of money being accepted by the Trinamool leaders using their official position. The CBI will soon start questioning them.
An SIT will be formed to probe the case. CBI has already questioned Mathew Samuel of Narada News who had handed over the cash during the sting operation.
As per Mathew Samuel’s statement to CBI another Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh had provided the cash for the sting operation.
The CBI named 13 MPs/ex-MPs, MLAs/ex-MLAs of TMC in its Narada sting operation FIR. As per the CBI, the case has been registered under Indian Penal Code’s 120 B. Complaint filed under Prevention of Corruption Act’s Section 7 and section 13.
CBI registered FIR against 13 persons – Sovan Chatterjee,Subrata Mukherjee,Firhad Hakim,Aparupa Poddar & serving IPS officer Syed Md Hussain Meerza, Sultan Ahmed, Iqbal Ahmed, Kakoli Ghosh, Prasun Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari.
Narada CEO Matthew Samuel said, “the truth should come out. there is no doctored video.” BJP’s Dilip Ghosh said that the outcome/conclusion is expected.