Free Press Journal

Narada sting case: CBI to submit preliminary report to Calcutta HC


Kolkata : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has prepared a draft report in connection with the Narada sting operation after examining seven-hour long audio clippings and video footage. The clippings and the footage were sent to the central probing agency’s headquarters in Delhi on Monday, sources in the organisation said. The CBI will submit its preliminary report to the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday.

The Calcutta High Court which had passed an order on Friday for a CBI inquiry into the Narada sting operation case asked the central probing agency to submit the preliminary report on Tuesday. Narada News exposed a video footage in March last year, ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election in which eleven ruling Trinamool Congress leaders including three state ministers were allegedly seen accepting bribe from a factious company set up by the media house.

Challenging the order of the Calcutta High Court, the Trinamool Congress has filed a case in the Supreme Court on Monday.

The state Left Front Committee today staged a demonstration programme in front of the CBI’s office at CGO Complex in Salt Lake demanding the arrest of the ruling party leaders who were involved in the case. The Left Front leaders including Left Front chairman Biman Bose, CPI(M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra, Robin Deb addressed the gathering.  The Left Front leaders also demanded a return of the money deposited by the common people in various illegal chit funds that operated in the state.

There was pandemonium in the budget session of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday. During budget discussion, a Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) councillor suddenly raised the Narada issue and demanded the resignation of both the mayor and deputy mayor whose names were involved in the case. The chairperson asked the RSP councillor not to raise the issue.

Since the opposition councillor did not pay heed to the request, the chairperson asked to switch off the microphone. Later, hot exchange words between the ruling and opposition councillor followed.       –PTI