Mathew Samuel, the editor-in-chief of NaradaNews has requested Kolkata Police to withdraw the summons issued in connection with the West Bengal government’s probe into the Narada sting operation saying the matter is still sub-judice. He had sent his response by e- mail.
Samuel while urging withdrawal of summons had this to say : “Kindly refer to your email dated 23rd June in regard with the instruction to appear before the assistant police commissioner. I have not yet received any physical copy of communication from you through post. Nor have I received any phone call from Kolkata police in this regard. I seek to ask how did you attempt to contact me? I humbly state that the matter is still pending in the Honorable High Court of Calcutta and I have submitted all documents, materials, original footage and all equipments used during the sting operation to the Honorable High court as per its directions.”
“On 24th of June, the Honorable High Court directed Hyderbad Forensic lab to send all material to Chandigarh Forensic lab. The Honorable High Court had earlier on 20th June directed that its verdict will be final and binding on all parties after, on 17 June, West Bengal CM ordered an inquiry into Narada News Sting X Files. In view of the above, I request you to withdraw the instruction as mentioned in the email as the matter is sub judice.”