India’s federal probe agency, CBI, has gone on offensive in registering cases against several high-profile Trinamool Congress functionaries in Narada sting case.
According to news agency, ANI, the Central Bureau of Investigation has now registered an FIR against 13 persons including Madan Mitra, Mukul Roy and Saugata Roy.
Others named in CBI’s FIR included Sultan Ahmed, Iqbal Ahmed, Kakoli Ghosh, Prasun Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari, Sovan Chatterjee,Subrata Mukherjee,Firhad Hakim,Aparupa Poddar and serving IPS officer Syed Md Hussain Meerza.
The development took place a day after Kolkata Police summoned Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel in connection with a case involving an extortion call to a former MP of Bihar.
The Narada CEO, however, told PTI tonight that travelling for him was prohibited as doctors advised him complete bed rest for at least three months after a surgery.
Samuel had conducted a sting operation which showed people resembling senior Trinamool Congress leaders receiving money allegedly for giving future favours. Footage of the sting operation was made public before the West Bengal Assembly election last year.
The extortion call was allegedly made from a hotel in Muchipara area of the city.
Police had raided the hotel room and seized a laptop and mobile phone and claimed the occupant was not in the room.
The laptop allegedly had a photo that resembled Samuel.