Kolkata: Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel was summoned by police on Wednesday in connection with a case involving an extortion call to a former MP of Bihar. In the summons sent to Mathew Wednesday, Muchipara police station officer-in charge asked him to appear at the station by 30th october.
The police are probing a case lodged against Mathew for allegedly asking a former MP of Bihar to pay Rs 5 crore. He allegedly had threatened the man that he would make a sting operation footage of him accepting bribe public if he does not pay up.
The extortion call was allegedly made from a hotel in Muchipara area of Kolkata. “Acting on a tip-off, police had earlier raided a hotel in Muchipara in central Kolkata and seized a laptop from one Vikram Singh. He is currently absconding,” said a police officer. The seized laptop allegedly had a photo that resembled the Narada CEO.