As per records, Mirza was taped accepting money from Narada news portal editor Mathew Samuel during a sting operation. During interrogation by the ED, which is probing the money trail into the case, Mirza accepted that he took cash from Samuel but as "donation" to an orphanage.
The CBI has already sought permission of the Lok Sabha Speaker to prosecute TMC MPs Saugata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Prasun Banerjee in connection with the Narada sting operation of 2016. However, when Roy was asked about it he said, “I have no idea about that.”
The Narada sting operation purportedly showed TMC MPs accepting money from representatives of a fictitious company for extending favours to it. The CBI registered a case in April 2017 and senior TMC leaders, including West Bengal ministers, were booked for criminal conspiracy and corruption.
The agency has also called Mathew Samuels, the editor of Narada news, who had provided the recordings purportedly showing alleged payments received by politicians and senior bureaucrats of West Bengal Government.
In the sting operation, which was claimed to have been carried out in 2014, some persons resembling senior TMC leaders are seen accepting money from the representatives of a fictitious company in return for favours.
In Narada sting operation case Supreme Court’s five-judge collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, on March 10 unanimously rejected the recommendation of the Modi government that the government should have the power to reject any name for appointment as a judge of the high court for reasons of “national security”.
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 […]