Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered the formation of a three memberd committee to probe the Narada sting. The committee will be headed by an police officer of IG rank and will consist of a CBI officer, the third member of the committee will be appointed by the court. The decision has been announced by the bench of Justice Manjula Chellur.
The High Court also said that the identity of the investigating officers will be kept secret and the entire probing will be confidential even the procedure through which the footage have been captured will be kept secret.
The team will visit Delhi to collect the unedited video footage from the Narada chief Mathew Samuel. However how and when the footage will be collected is kept confidential. The induction of a CBI officer in the probe panel has been dubbed as a blow to the state government, which vehemently protested the handing over of the case to CBI.
The Narada footage have created a dent in the clean image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
The footage captured by a news portal Narada show many TMC leader including Mukul Roy Madan Mitra and Firhad Hakim taking brine promising undue favours.
Meanwhile, reacting to the court order, Mathew Samul said, “I will co-operate fully with the investigating team and truth will prevail. they have accepted the cash and are bound to confess.” Samuel had came under fire from Trnamool congress who called it a conspiracy hatched by BJP to malign the party;s image.