CBI to investigate Narada sting if HC orders

Narada News CEO, Mathew Samuel�s counsel Arunava Ghosh told the court that the tapes of the sting operation were not being made public as management of the Tehelka.com which had given Samauel the assignment had undergone a change.

CBI to investigate Narada sting if HC orders

The Central Bureau of Investigation told the Calcutta High Court on Friday that it is willing to probe the Narada News sting if the high court directed it to.

"We operate under the provisions of the IPC and the CrPC. We have the statutory right of taking up any probe if the court orders us," the CBI counsel Ashraf Ali told the bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabarata Chakrabarty, when the bench sought answers from the agency on the Narada sting.


Narada News CEO Mathew  Samuel’s counsel Arunava Ghosh told the court that the tapes of the sting operation were not being made public as management of the Tehelka.com which had given Samuel the assignment had undergone a change.

The tapes were finally released by Narada in 2016, which created ripples in the political circles of West Bengal. Samuel had completed the Narada sting in 2014 and the tapes allegedly exposed senior Trinamool Congress ministers and IPS officers accepting bribe.