Continuing its probe into Narada sting, Kolkata police on Wednesday recorded the statement of IPS officer Saiyaad Mustafa Hussain Mirza after a four-hour-long interrogation at its Lalbazar headquarters in the city.
Officials, meanwhile, maintained that they were simply following procedure and that they were checking the ‘veracity of the scam’. The sting purportedly shows Mirza accepting money, reports The Indian Express.
Mirza was interrogated on his links to Narada CEO Mathew Samuel, police source told The Indian Express. He has been asked to appear before the police again on Thursday.
A sting operation carried by Naradanews exposed the deep-rooted corruption within Trinamool Congress. The sting showed several leaders and Mirza accepting money for consideration. An investigation into the sting operation is currently on by the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee, while a case is also pending on the issue in the Calcutta High Court.
But after winning the election Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on June 17 ordered a probe by the state police into the sting operation.