Kolkata: Senior TMC leader and MP Saugata Roy was summoned by CBI for questioning in the Narada case on Tuesday, CBI officials said. Earlier, The Central Bureau of Investigation registered an FIR against 13 leaders of Trinamool Congress, including Saugata Roy, in the Narada sting operation case.
The Narada sting tapes were released to different news organisations prior to the 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal. The sting operation showed several senior TMC leaders allegedly receiving money in return for favours.
Earlier this month, the CBI had questioned Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel in connection with its probe into the sting operation. Reflecting on the incident, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier dismissed the tapes as an attempt to malign the TMC and accused the Centre of hatching a plot to stop her party from emerging as a contender against the BJP in national politics.