Calcutta HC calls for probe by Central agency into Narada sting

The sting tapes, which were released by Narada News before the West Bengal Assembly elections in 2016, revealed several TMC leaders, including ministers and MPs, accepting money.

Calcutta HC calls for probe by Central agency into Narada sting

In another blow to Trinamool Congress after the arrest of MP Sudip Bandopadhyay in connection with the Rose Valley scam, the Calcutta High Court on Friday called for an investigation by the central agencies into Narada sting case.

The sting tapes, which were released by Narada News before the West Bengal Assembly elections in 2016, revealed several TMC leaders, including ministers and MPs, accepting money.

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“The evidence available in the Narada sting case calls for thorough investigation into the case,” acting chief justice of Calcutta High Court, Nishita Mhatre, said while hearing the Narada sting case The Indian Express reported.

The West Bengal government earlier claimed that no CBI probe was required into the Narada tapes. West Bengal advocate general said that the Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel could not prove that any Trinamool Congress leader had demanded a bribe.

It is reported that the acting chief justice said that it was also not proved in the case of acceptance of bribe in the defence deal corruption case of former BJP President Bangaru Laxman, the newspaper said.

Justice Nishita Mhatre said but still the case was probed and the BJP leader was sent to jail. Bangaru Laxman had been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act in 2012 after caught taking bribe in the Tehelka investigation.

CBI last week arrested Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay for his alleged involvement into the Rs 15,000 crore in the Rose Valley chit fund scam. He was the second TMC MP to be arrested following the arrest of actor-turned-politician Tapas Paul.