Narada Probe FIR: Mamata Terms Political Game, Opposition Hails


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sniffs political conspiracy on the lodging of FIRs against tainted TMC leaders involved in the Narada scam by the CBI.

Name in FIR doesn’t mean crime is proved, political game is going on, party will fight it politically: WB CM M Banerjee on Narada sting case. “It’s a political game, we will fight it politically,” she added.

Mamata will meet jailed Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Bhubaneswar on April 18.

Bandyopadhyay was arrested on January 3, 2017 by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley group chit fund scam.  After his arrest, Bandyopadhyay was lodged in a Bhubaneswar jail and pleaded that he is innocent.

Mamata later accused the Centre is using CBI and Enforcement Directorate to terrorize opposition.

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The CBI on Monday 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 FIR 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.

Meanwhile, CPM leader Sujon Chakraborty hailed the decision as a progressive step in the probe. He took to Twitter asking to speed up the resignation process.

Narada CEO Matthew Samuel applauded the move saying that the truth should come out.The Video was not doctored.

BJP’s Dilip Ghosh said that the this was a much expected outcome in the Narada probe.

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