Narada Sting: Kolkata Police file FIR against former Tehelka journalist Mathew Samuel


Police in Kolkata have filed an FIR against the journalist, who had carried out a sting operation against several Trinamool Congress leaders just before the assembly elections in West Bengal.

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had recently ordered a probe into what came to be known as the Narada sting operation.

According to a PTI report, olice have registered an FIR against Narada News CEO and former Tehelka journalist, Mathew Samuel on a complaint filed by city Mayor and Fire and Emergency Services Minister Sovan Chattopadhyay’s wife.

Chattopadhyay, among others, was also seen accepting money in the sting operation video released by Narada News.

Chattopadhyay’s wife Ratna Chattopadhyay on Saturday had filed a complaint at the New Market Police Station against Samuel on the basis of which Kolkata Police Detective Department registered the FIR and started a probe into the sting operation, a senior official said.

In March, an undercover operation by a portal Naradanews has revealed how it lured several high profile Trinamool Congress leaders into accepting bribe money against a favour it sought in the name of a fictitious company, Impex Consultancy.

In the 23 minutes long video posted on the website, the people behind this sting operation claim to have exposed senior Trinamool leaders including Sultan Ahmed, Saugata Roy, Mukul Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Suvendhu Adhikari among others.