Narada Sting: Madan Mitra May Appear Before ED Today


Kolkata: The former TMC MLA Madan Mitra to appear before ED on Monday in connection with Narda probe.

Earlier, The CBI interrogated Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Narada tapes scam. Mitra, who was earlier named in the Saradha ponzi scam and spent several months in judicial custody, was probed to ascertain his involvement in the Narada tapes scam, CBI sources said.

The Narada News tape which was released ahead of the 2016 assembly elections in West Bengal showed TMC leaders allegedly receiving money from representatives of a fictitious company for future favours.

TMC leaders booked by the CBI include Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy, Lok Sabha MPs Saugata Roy, Aparupa Poddar, Sultan Ahmed, Prasun Banerjee and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar.

Others named are West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari, Environment Minister Sovan Chatterjee, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee, former Minister Madan Mitra, MLA Iqbal Ahmed and IPS officer SMH Mirza.