Mamata Govt Faces Contempt Charge On Narada Probe


Kolkata: Days after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee d8irected the police to probe the Narada sting and unearth any ‘conspiracy’, a case has been filed in Calcutta High Court against the state government alleging contempt of the court.

Lawyer Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya on Monday has filed a petition in the Calcutta High Court alleging that the Narada probe ordered by Mamata Banerjee is a clear contempt of the court as the matter is sub judice.

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The Calcutta High Court had earlier on April formed a three membered committee to probe the Narada sting and the video footage and devices used to capture the footage are in the court’s custody.

Terming the entire sting as a conspiracy to malign the TMC’s image, CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday had ordered the Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar to conduct a probe. The CM said that the motive of the probe is to unveil the truth and unearth the conspiracy against her party.

As the Calcutta High Court is already probing the case hearing a PIL filed, the parallel probe order by Ms Banerjee has raised questions. The opposition parties have already accused the probe order a mere tactic to gain a ‘character certificate’ and termed the entire process a farce.