Narada sting operation case: SC rejects Mamata govt’s plea, gives CBI one month to complete probe

Narada sting operation: SC gives CBI one month for preliminary investigation

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2017 6:32 pm
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the CBI investigation into Narada sting operation case will continue and has given the agency one month to conduct its preliminary inquiry, rejecting the state government’s plea that sought to prevent the CBI from probing the case.

The decision was taken by a three-judge bench after the West Bengal government had approached the apex court against Calcutta High Court’s order directing a probe. The court had passed the order on March 17 and the state government had sought a stay on it.

According to reports, the Mamata Banerjee government also tendered an unconditional apology before the court. West Bengal government lawyer was made to apologise for calling the Calcutta High Court biased in the state’s appeal against a CBI probe.

Earlier, on Monday, CBI had submitted its preliminary compliance report on the case. According to the sources, if enough evidence is found in the initial investigation, an FIR will be registered and raids will be conducted at premises of those involved.

Further details are awaited.

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